Each year, we get thousands of letters to Santa at The Herald Gazette. This year we got a very special one from a very special child with a specific request.
Here it is:
My name is Connor Hatchett, I just moved to 674 Country Kitchen Rd. I like my new home here in Barnesville. I am non verbal and non ambulatory. My favorite thing to do is swing and I would like you to please bring me a wheelchair swing. I have been a real good boy all year. If you can bring my mommy and daddy a surprise too that would be nice. Thank you very much. Have a very Merry Christmas.
We checked out this need through Sherry Farr at the local health department and it is legitimate. Connor has cerebral palsy and other issues. A swing has been found that can be purchased at cost for just over $1300. A volunteer has offered to install it for free. The Barnesville Rotary Club raised $500 from members at its meeting Tuesday.
You can help. Drop your donation off at the health department or at our office at 509 Greenwood St. or mail to Box 220, Barnesville, Ga. 30204.
Help make Connor's Christmas wish come true.
This is the type of swing Connor needs.