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Santa and River Oaks elves make special house call: Holidays brought to Texas Children's patients

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1 Santa at Texas Children's Hospital December 2013
Marley Willoughby shares a secret with Santa and Mrs. Claus at the Texas Children's Cancer and Hemotology Centers holiday party. Photo by Allen Kramer/Texas Children’s Hospital
15 Santa at Texas Children's Hospital December 2013
Juggling and more fun with Santa and helpers at the Texas Children's Cancer and Hemotology Centers Santa Claus party. Photo by Allen Kramer/Texas Children’s Hospital
14 Santa at Texas Children's Hospital December 2013
Volunteers take toys to the cancer center’s inpatient floor for kids who are hospitalized during the holidays. Photo by Allen Kramer/Texas Children’s Hospital
12 Santa at Texas Children's Hospital December 2013
Angel Diaz with Santa and Mrs. Claus at Texas Children's Cancer and Hemotology Centers Santa bash. Photo by Allen Kramer/Texas Children’s Hospital
16 Santa at Texas Children's Hospital December 2013
Juana Gutierrez enjoys face painting and the toy selection at the Texas Children's Cancer and Hemotology Centers. Photo by Allen Kramer/Texas Children’s Hospital
11 Santa at Texas Children's Hospital December 2013
Patient Denise Roverson selects her doll at the Texas Children's Cancer and Hemotology Centers Santa Claus party. Photo by Allen Kramer/Texas Children’s Hospital
10 Santa at Texas Children's Hospital December 2013
Young patients get all the attention at the Texas Children's Cancer and Hemotology Centers Santa bash. Photo by Allen Kramer/Texas Children’s Hospital
9 Santa at Texas Children's Hospital December 2013
Patient Kaunye Honora and face painting at the Texas Children's Cancer and Hemotology Centers Santa Claus party. Photo by Allen Kramer/Texas Children’s Hospital
8 Santa at Texas Children's Hospital December 2013 Sidney Faust
Sidney Faust and Jakylan Clater at the Texas Children's Cancer and Hemotology Centers Santa Claus party. Photo by Allen Kramer/Texas Children’s Hospital
6 Santa at Texas Children's Hospital December 2013
Patient Julius Davis peruses the many toys at the Texas Children's Cancer and Hemotology Centers Santa party. Photo by Allen Kramer/Texas Children’s Hospital
5 Santa at Texas Children's Hospital December 2013 Cora Sue Mach, from left, Judi McGee and Sidney Faust
Cora Sue Mach, from left, Judi McGee and Sidney Faust played Santa's elves at the Texas Children's Cancer and Hemotology Centers. Photo by Allen Kramer/Texas Children’s Hospital
7 Santa at Texas Children's Hospital December 2013
Jakylan Clater with Santa and Mrs. Claus at the Texas Children's Cancer and Hemotology Centers. Photo by Allen Kramer/Texas Children’s Hospital
3 Santa at Texas Children's Hospital December 2013
Brian Shaw enjoys face painting at the Texas Children's Cancer and Hemotology Centers Santa Claus party. Photo by Allen Kramer/Texas Children’s Hospital
2 Santa at Texas Children's Hospital December 2013
Each patient could select a toy at  the Texas Children's Cancer and Hemotology Centers Santa bash. Photo by Allen Kramer/Texas Children’s Hospital
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14 Santa at Texas Children's Hospital December 2013
12 Santa at Texas Children's Hospital December 2013
16 Santa at Texas Children's Hospital December 2013
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10 Santa at Texas Children's Hospital December 2013
9 Santa at Texas Children's Hospital December 2013
8 Santa at Texas Children's Hospital December 2013 Sidney Faust
6 Santa at Texas Children's Hospital December 2013
5 Santa at Texas Children's Hospital December 2013 Cora Sue Mach, from left, Judi McGee and Sidney Faust
7 Santa at Texas Children's Hospital December 2013
3 Santa at Texas Children's Hospital December 2013
2 Santa at Texas Children's Hospital December 2013

Texas Children’s Cancer and Hematology Centers rang in the merry, merry season with a visit from Santa and Mrs. Claus at a party hosted by two River Oaks ladies who keep the spirit of giving going all year round.

Sidney Faust and Cora Sue Mach are widely known for their philanthropic endeavors but none is more endearing than their “trick or toy” Halloween party that they host each October. For this lively midday gathering, friends are asked to bring toys, which in December are delivered to youngsters in the hospital at a holiday party.

The generous duo was joined by a few friends to host the Santa bash at the hospital where a juggler and face painter joined Mr. and Mrs. Claus for the fun.

Each child attending got to select a toy. After the party, the volunteers headed off to the inpatient cancer floor to deliver gifts to the youngsters who weren’t able to sit on Santa's lap.
 

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