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Help Fulfill an Ohio Boy's Christmas Wish by Sending Him Mail

Rodrigo Mejia

Springfield, OH, United States

Lucas Hoelscher is a 14-year-old Springfield, Ohio resident with a very simple wish: please send him mail.

Hoelscher suffers from spinal muscular atrophy type I, which makes him unable to move around or talk. But what he can do is listen to his brothers and move around his eyes--and what he loves most is listening in as they read letters from strangers, watching as they pick from the growing pile of tales and well-wishes.
It's all he wants. So before Christmas is here, before the holiday frenzy once more gets underway, do something simple and send a letter to Lucas Hoelscher.

You can send letters to:
3092 Wyandot Drive, Springfield, Ohio 45502.

Sometimes making a difference translates into a sizable effort and commitment of time. But in other instances, all it requires is five minutes and a stroll to the post office, small things that can remind a young man of the love and wonder that exist beyond his reach. Those small feats often matter most.

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