Charity takes NC children with cancer on Christmas shopping spree

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UNION COUNTY, N.C. — Dozens of children with cancer are getting a Christmas they’ll never forget. Wednesday night, they were handed money to go on a shopping spree, from charity Hometown Heroes, according to

“Our number one ambition here is to take their minds off of it for a short period of time even if it’s just for two hours,” Beth Watts-Kepley, with Hometown Heroes, said.

Children diagnosed with serious and life-altering illnesses got to forget about those battles in a Monroe Walmart. The entire store was open just for them for two hours. Hometown Heroes gave nearly 30 families $500 to use on the shopping spree. The children chose presents from bikes to books. Their smiles were visible as carts were filled with toys.

Read more: WSOC-TV

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