Local boy who received ‘get well’ letter from Santa home from hospital

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MEBANE, N.C. -- Griffin Lockner, 4, is back home and doing well since being hospitalized at Moses Cone.

This is Griffin’s first week back home after spending three days in the Intensive Care Unit because of a severe asthma attack and respiratory distress.

"It's scary and you kind of do feel helpless too,” Kaitlyn Yando, Griffin’s mother, said.

It was during that time a special letter was just what the doctor ordered.

Griffin received a get well note from Santa Claus.

"That is something that we do every day. It's usually at night before bed. We'll slip a letter between the screen door,” Yando said.

"We figured since he was having all that in the hospital, it might just be a pick me up thing for him if he could get his letter still in the hospital,” she added.

Griffin had a follow-up doctor’s appointment on Tuesday and received a good report.

"He is much happier and back to normal,” Yando said.