PORT ST. Lucie, Fla. – Thanks to a USPS worker and St. Lucie County representatives, a young boy’s Christmas wish was granted.
This Christmas letter from 10-year-old Camlen King to Santa fell into the right hands.
“He used to go to his grandma and grandpa’s after school and have his cousin write the letters for him,” said Camron’s mother, Amy King.
In the letter, Cameron begged Santa to spend Christmas with his family, have fun and keep him from being bullied.
It turned out that the boy was born without a left hand and suffered from a neuromuscular disorder.
“It’s called CMT, so it affects the nerves and muscles in his legs and arms, so it gets worse as he gets older,” King said. “They say he can’t walk, but he can walk, run, play football. I’m so proud of him, I always say he’s my little miracle baby.”
When Cameron sent his letter, it reached Brittany Giles, a postal clerk who decided to help.
“I was reading Santa’s letter and Camron’s letter broke my heart. I knew I had to come and meet this kid and try to make his Christmas as special as possible,” Giles said. “I had to make it a mission to meet him and ask him what he wanted. So I could get back to Santa and he could tell his elves”
Gilles asked Cameron what toy he wanted, and with the help of St. Lucie County Deputy Sheriff Ethan Kirk and Deputy Sheriff Rebecca Ireland, they raised money to surprise the little boy with a gift .
“Honestly, I don’t even think about spending my own money, at the end of the day, you want to help whoever you can,” Giles said.
“I’ve been saying thank you so many times, you can give him a gift. We don’t need a million gifts because there’s always someone going to be unlucky, but I’m so thankful for everything,” Amy King said.
Gilles said this is her first year helping Santa read Christmas letters, and said she herself got an unexpected gift in the process.
“At this moment, it’s my extended family. I’ve inherited my grandparents, I’ve got a new sister, I’ve got a niece, I’ve got a nephew,” Gilles said. “Community is everything, family is everything, and it doesn’t have to be blood ties.”
Gilles said the only presents they were unable to give were picks and helicopters, but the family was able to celebrate Christmas together.