Make-A-Wish grants an early Christmas gift for 3-year-old

POSTED: Friday, November 30, 2012 - 11:00am
UPDATED: Tuesday, December 4, 2012 - 11:01am

FORT HOOD, TX – Make-A-Wish Central and South Texas will bring an early Christmas for Xavier, a 3-year-old boy with Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome, on Saturday, Dec. 1, at 6:00 p.m. at his home.

Wish Kid Xavier spent the first two Christmases of his life in the hospital because of his illness and this year will be no different. Therefore, Make-A-Wish will grant Xavier’s wish, to have a Mickey Mouse-themed Christmas celebration at his home complete with Christmas lights, tree, stockings, presents and a special surprise visit from Santa Claus.

Xavier was born with Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome, an illness that occurs when the left side of the heart does not fully develop. On Dec. 1, Make-A-Wish will help grant his wish by sending Xavier and his family out for the day while volunteers help prepare the house his Christmas celebration. They will return at 6 p.m. to surprise their son with his heartfelt wish of a very Mickey Mouse Christmas.

About Make-A-Wish® Central & South Texas
Make-A-Wish grants the wishes of children with life-threatening medical conditions to enrich the human experience with hope, strength, and joy. With the help of generous donors and more than 250 volunteers, Make-A-Wish Central & South Texas has granted more than 3,200 wishes to children in 40 counties since 1984. During the last year, volunteers and donors made it possible for 216 children to experience the magic of a wish. For more information about Make-A-Wish, visit


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