FORT MYERS — “We make sure that on the big day, on Christmas Day on Christmas Eve that the children that kind of fall between the cracks weather it’s medically or financially that they are seen and they are given special attention,” said Santa Clause.
Decked in his red and white and bearing gifts, today Santa Claus strolled the hallways of Golisano Children's Hospital to brighten the lives of sick children.
One mother who's newborn baby remains hospitalized says this kind gesture has added a little holiday cheer.
“It’s been great we’ve been here since yesterday, it’s hard to be here fist Christmas, but hopefully where going home today,” said Yajaira Munoz.
Norah Barakat's daughter underwent surgery and received a big surprise. her oldest children were also thrilled.
“It was amazing but I’m glad Santa came because I felt so guilty, that I wasn’t… he didn’t give the present to them this morning so he got to FaceTime them so I’m like really excited he got to do that,” said Norah Barakat.
A few doors down one dad says it’s been hard this holiday season, but his daughters smile makes it all better.
“Its everything I would’ve wanted as a kid so to see that smile on her face its just… and then having the family around, it’s what Christmas is about.
And a very inquisitive nine year old Sebastian battling cancer says it’s been a good day but,
“It’s that I like spending Christmas at home,” said Sebastian Naranjo.
However, seeing Santa made him feel special.
“Happy…ummm… excited,” said Sebastian Naranjo.
Santa did tell us that he has a wish this year and thats for all the boys and girls to give back to those other children in need.