by Greg Campbell | December 15, 2015 6:13 pm
Most kids who meet Santa ask for things for themselves. They ask for toys and new gadgets. Some ask for things for family members. Most little boys and girls, however, do not ask for the health and recovery of a sick baby who they never met. One boy did and his story is touching.
A South Carolina child didn’t have your typical request for Santa on Sunday.
Instead, 4-year-old Prestyn Barnette asked Santa to pray with him, for a sick baby more than halfway across the country that he doesn’t even know.
Prestyn found out about Knox thanks to a prayer group his grandmother belongs to on Facebook, WIS reported. On Sunday, during a trip the Dutch Square Mall in Columbia, he took it upon himself to ask Santa to pray with him for the sick baby.
Baby Knox is 2 months old and on life support in Las Vegas. His family sent out a request for prayers on Facebook at the end of November after his father found him unresponsive in his crib.
According to the Baby Knox GoFundMe, Knox had stopped breathing and his father administered CPR on his tiny body to revive him.
Prestyn on Sunday told Santa he wanted a Lionel train set and a miracle for Baby Knox.
Let us not let the prayers stop with Santa and Prestyn. I ask that those who read these words please say a prayer for Baby Knox and his family who are in the midst of a hellish reality.
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