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Santa and Mrs. Claus make a special visit to Franciscan East

Santa doesn't only stop in houses for Christmas

Posted: Dec 11, 2018 6:33 PM
Updated: Dec 11, 2018 9:45 PM

LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) -- Santa doesn't only stop in homes for Christmas.

Santa and Mrs. Claus visited patients at Franciscan Health Lafayette East on Dec. 11. They've been visiting the hospital for the past 20 years.

Many families don't get to spend their Christmas at home, that's why the hospital decided to bring Christmas to them.

Many people in the community also work to make Christmas at the hospital special, including Franciscan Health Auxiliary Lafayette and the 4M Sewing Group from Linden, The organizations teamed up to make 100 stocking for all the newborns.

Marci Cherry, Director of the NICU said she appreciates everyone's effort in making Christmas special for patients.

“It's very heartwarming to see the kindness of the axillary and the sewing groups. And we have groups throughout the community that donate things and items for the children at this time of the year,” said Cherry.

Cherry said it’s important for families spending time in the hospital during this season to experience the joy Christmas brings.

“It's important for children and the families. This is the time where it's supposed to be holidays and celebration and you don't really want to be here in the hospital,” said Cherry.

Cherry said kids and parents always enjoy when the Clause's come to visit.

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