When the responsibility for raising children is borne by just one parent, it’s a tough task, whether that parent happens to be the mother or the father.
“I’m writing for my 5-year-old son because I believe he deserves so much more than I can afford to give him,” a father from a city outside Boston wrote to Globe Santa. “He is a cute, kind, courteous, considerate boy.”
The man has maintained a home for his 5-year-old and the boy’s older brother, who is 18 and attends college on a scholarship, the proud father wrote.
But it has been a struggle since 2010, when many of his plans and his dreams changed in an instant.
“My son’s mother died three years ago on December 23,” the father wrote.
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