Texas Boy’s Touching Letter Asking Santa for Healthy Heart for Ill Mother Prompts Fire Dept. Response

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A 12-year-old Texas boy from the Houston area looking for a true Christmas miracle has turned to Santa Claus for help.

In a touching letter to Santa, Arnulfo Guerra Jr. wrote that the only thing he wants this holiday season is for his mother to get the heart transplant she needs.

The letter read:

Dear Santa,

I believe in you and the miracles, Santa I don't want toys for me, only I want a (healthy) heart for my mom, she's sick, her diagnostic is transposition of the great (arteries) (T.G.A). I'm sad for her she's 46 years and I only 12, next March 18 I will be 13 teen, we need her for many years more, me and my Dad pray all days for mom. Only I want is to see my mom (healthy) and happy.

Thanks Santa,

Love you!!

The letter caught the attention of the Channelview Fire Department, which received the letter from a local school. When firefighters read it, they knew they had to help.

On Friday, they visited Guerra's family at their home to to surprise the boy by drop off presents and providing words of encouragement.

"For him to completely to be selfless and not ask for anything else other than his mom to be healthy for Christmas," paramedic Katya Garza told Houston-area television station KTRK. "You know, it really put us back. Maybe a Christmas miracle might happen."