Santa Spotlight: Santa Mike Berg

Santa Spotlight: Santa Mike Berg

The November Spotlight is Santa Mike Berg in Pennsylvania.  
Q: Tell us why you chose to volunteer with Santa America?
I was drawn to find Santa America after a we had a co-worker's daughter pass after a 10 week stay at Children's Hospital in Philadelphia (CHOP). No one asked about a Special Visit - but I realized then I wanted to find a Group.  I did my Hospice Training with Lehigh Valley Hospital Network.
Q: Can you share with us a special experience? 
My Hospice coordinator was contacted to see if Santa could make a Special Delivery. One of their families had a little girl who was not expected to see Christmas 2015 -so they were going to deliver gifts to her and her family.  It was the First Time my Sack was filled and I could not close it!  We delivered to 3 girls and a brother. She was a little Sweetheart and so full of life-but her cancer was back.  The Family's story even had more heartbreak. Previously, they lost a Twin Brother and two days before our visit the mother's Dad passed.  Mom missed the visit as she was making Funeral Arrangements.  So, we delivered gifts and she wished Santa a Merry-Merry-Merry-Merry-Merry Christmas!   This is what it is about....Love  - Hope - Love wrapped in a Santa Hug!
Santa Mike is always willing to answer the call to serve our special families!

 

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