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 WSOC-TV.
“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