Forget the chimney. Forget the sleigh. Santa Claus arrived at Akron Children’s Hospital on Christmas Eve morning via AirBear, the transport helicopter.
He and Mrs. Claus visited with each and every child who is being hospitalized over the holiday. They delivered gifts donated by the generous people of our community, wrapped and organized by our loving volunteers.
Ten-year-old Fredriania stole Santa’s heart when she asked, “Can I go to the North Pole with you?” And then 3-week-old Carter of Massillon who weights just 2 pounds got cozy in Santa’s arms, stretched and gave a big yawn.
It was a magical morning inside Akron Children’s Hospital. Check out the photo gallery from this year or watch the video from 2009.