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Dying man’s gift wish granted by Globe Santa

This is a heartbreaking story about a letter that was sent in late November to Globe Santa from a man who was terminally ill, asking for help in providing gifts for four children in his family.

In it, the man not only outlined his serious health problems but went on to tell of his three sisters who are all single mothers. He said they had provided for all his needs without any assistance from the agencies that provide help for families faced with such serious health care problems.

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