Some of the patients and staff at St. Alexius got a Christmas surprise today. Santa visited the hospital this morning, starting his visit in the NICU. "The little babies got to see Santa and they got a present, I think they might get a gift bag from Santa," said Breelee, a Big Sister.
Mr. Claus and his elves were wishing a Merry Christmas to all of the children that have to spend Christmas in the hospital, handing out candy canes and presents.
"Santa's great. It's awesome that he gets to come up and say hello to the kids and meet the families, and got to see Santa for the first time for this little one. Not that she got too excited or knew what was going on," said Brandon Fraser, Father at the Hospital.
After seeing all of the kids they passed by the Emergency Room and thanked the staff for all of their work.
"If I can bring a little happiness to them today it makes me feel so special, because they don't get to go home with their families necessarily and hopefully I can help them feel a little better and help them have a nice Christmas," said Santa Claus.
This is the nineteenth year of Santa visiting the hospital at Christmas-time. This Santa visit was organized by the Fraternal Order of Police, and if you would like to donate to the cause you can go to: ndfop.org
John Salling Reporting