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4-year-old battling leukemia plays Santa for kids at Mary Bridge

Posted on Dec. 29, 2011 ( comments)

From KING5.com (watch the video below):

Mary Bridge Children's Hospital was filled with Christmas spirit on Friday night, all thanks to one little girl, a four-year-old who is quite familiar with the hospital.

Toy by toy, Iley Puloka helped load them into wagons, only to be unloaded just one floor up. With the help of older brother, Tui, she placed each one under the Christmas tree. Excited at the thought of children receiving the gifts she burst with smiles and laughter.

"I spend the night here sometimes," she said.

In fact, Iley spent last Christmas in the hospital. Iley didn’t, however, forget about the children who won’t make it home for the holidays. Her only wish was to play Santa’s helper and give gifts to kids still in the hospital.

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