A lasting gift
An act of kindness at Christmas can have a far-reaching impact. Twelve years ago, a five-year-old boy in the Annapolis Valley, N.S., asked Santa for a football helmet – just a few days before Christmas.
On Christmas Eve, Connor Ross’ wish was granted through the a little community magic and now Janet Ross is publicly thanking the people who made the present possible.
“I cannot express in writing how incredible this was,” she wrote. “Not because I had a helmet in my hand for my son to solidify the Christmas magic we share through our children but because people cared, people shared, people loved and people showed kindness to others with emails, prayers, encouragement and action. “
Read her touching thank you essay.
That gift had an impact beyond good feelings: Connor Ross was chosen to play football for Team Canada this week.