Santa honors boy’s Christmas wish
DEPTFORD, NJ (KYW/CNN) An 8 year old boy in New Jersey was thrilled to find something extra special under the Christmas tree this year after he asked Santa Claus to borrow money for cancer research.
After a trip to see Santa with her 8 year old son Michael, mother Amy Bell thought something was wrong when she got waved over by Saint Nick himself.
Michael Bell, 8, found $1,200 for cancer research under his Christmas tree after he asked Santa to borrow money for kids with cancer. (Source: Amy Bell/KYW/CNN)
Michael has neurofibromatosis, a genetic condition that can cause tumors. He is OK but monitored regularly by doctors.
When Michael woke up on Christmas morning, he found a Philadelphia Eagles jacket and a Jimmy Butler Philadelphia 76ers jersey under the tree, but that wasn’t all.
## ## “Well, there was a card under the platform. I thought I was all done. I took it out, and there was a million hundred dollars,” Michael said.
When Michael woke up on Christmas morning, he found two sports jerseys under the tree, but that wasn’t all: he also found $1,200 for cancer research. (Source: Amy Bell/KYW/CNN)
Michael admits that’s a bit of an exaggeration, but there was $1,200, which the family will donate for pediatric brain cancer research. A card from Santa accompanying the money called Michael “a shining star.”