|All Christopher wants for Christmas is a new arm and an Xbox so he can play like other 6 yr. olds.|
Christmas, my child, is love in action. Every time we love, every time we give, it's Christmas. - Dale Evans
All Christopher wants for Christmas is a new arm and a game to play with it.
It’s the Christmas season when we believe all things are possible and we hope that our wishes and dreams will be realized. While most children are asking Santa to bring them new toys for Christmas, one little boy from East Northport, N.Y., has one special, simple request: He wants an Xbox and a prosthetic arm so he can play it.
Christopher Kiezek, 6, who was born without part of his left arm, just wants to look like the rest of the kids in his neighborhood, his family stated.
However, the family’s insurance would not cover the cost of the new limb because it is not crucial to his life. They would pay for a wedding or a prom, but not for the day to day activities of a six year old.
“Right now he has nothing, his prosthetic doesn’t fit him anymore,” said Christine Kiezek, the boy’s mother.
A family friend friend reaches out to raise funds.
A close family friend, Robert Jackson, was so moved by Christopher’s request that he set up an online website to collect donations for a prosthetic arm for Christopher. His goal was to raise $25,000.
However, once Christopher started gaining attention from the fundraising page, he immediately took his Christmas wish back because he didn’t want to be noticed for his disability. Kiezek, who just recently started to take up fishing wants to be treated like any other 6 yr. old boy.
Santa always comes through and Christopher’s wish has been granted. The campaign had raised more than $59,000, and Christopher’s parents plan on telling him it’s from Santa.
Yes, Christopher, there is a Santa Claus. Santa is found in the hearts of the many caring people who believe in the spirit of a 6 yr. old boy who just wants to have a new arm to play Xbox.
“Unless we make Christmas an occasion to share our blessings, all the snow in Alaska won't make it 'white'.”
Nancy Burban 2013