Wishes granted for deserving East Texas kids | News
TYLER, TX (KLTV)- The children's faces say it all.
Friday morning, $40,000 worth of gifts were given to 25 East Texas children.
Brenda Davis is the Board Executive for Special Wish Child, an organization that grants wishes to East Texas children with disabilities.
"This is absolutely the very most we have ever given out. We've been very fortunate this year that Samsung made a huge donations to us be able to do the 25 children," Davis said.
Crystal Murray's three sons have muscular dystrophy. The disorder has weakened her children's muscles and made it difficult for them to walk.
"So, at one point, they will all be in wheelchairs for most of the time," Murray explained.
Friday, they received an envelope containing a very special gift.
"We were given a trip to DisneyWorld for all three of them," Murray said, looking at her children.
For Special Wish Child and Samsung, no gift was too big or too small.
"We are doing a medical twin size bed for a little girl whose mom just wants to lay down and cuddle with her once in a while, because she is in bed all the time," Davis said.
Tangala Johnson and her twin girls received wishes at last year's event.
"My girls were born at 23 weeks; they were born 17 weeks early. So, they were in the ICU for about seven months. When they came home they were on oxygen...they were on everything," Johnson explained.
She said these gifts she received could not have been more perfect for her little girls. She attended Friday's event to show support to other deserving families
"iIm just glad to come back and see everything is just going so great. It's so good to see that, that the community is still helping out," Johnson said with a smile on her face.
With incredible donations like this year, Special Wish Child plans to reach even more East Texas families.
If you would like to volunteer or donate to Special Wish Child, click here.
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