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Terminally ill girl, 5, has Christmas lights stolen...

Posted by on Dec. 7, 2012 at 10:57 PM
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Terminally ill girl, five, has Christmas lights stolen as she prepares to spend holidays in hospital... before Good Samaritan police officers come to the rescue

  • Linzy Smith, five, suffers from a rare bone marrow disease and will spend December 25 beginning radiotherapy and chemotherapy
  • Thieves stole Arizona family's decorations that were put up at Thanksgiving

 

A terminally girl was left heartbroken after thieves stole Christmas decorations which her mother put up early to lift her spirits ahead of a potentially life-saving operation.

Linzy Smith, five, suffers from a rare bone marrow disease and will spend December 25 in a Houston hospital as she begins radiotherapy and chemotherapy treatments.

Her mother Jessica decided to decorate their home in Phoenix, Arizona before Thanksgiving to give her daughter a chance to delight in the twinkly lights, lit-up Santa with reindeer and three Christmas trees.

 

Christmas spirit: Linzy Smith, five, suffers from a rare bone marrow disease, was left devastated after thieves stole her Christmas decorations in Phoenix, Arizona

Christmas spirit: Linzy Smith, five, suffers from a rare bone marrow disease, was left devastated after thieves stole her Christmas decorations in Phoenix, Arizona

However a few days later, the family discovered that thieves had taken Santa and the reindeers and tried to rip the lights from their roof, breaking all that was left behind.

But thanks to some kind-hearted police officers, Christmas wasn't cancelled as they bought the family new decorations after responding to the 911 call.

 

When officers Jacob Lewis and David Head saw Linzy's sadness at her ruined decorations, they decided to take action - replacing her damaged snowflake lights with stars.

Officer Lewis told ksn.com: 'We are not just police officers. We are fathers and have children of our own and want to help the community. I am expecting my fifth child.'

Happiness: Jessica Smith put up Christmas decorations before Thanksgiving at the family home as her little girl will spend Christmas having life-saving surgery

Happiness: Jessica Smith put up Christmas decorations before Thanksgiving at the family home as her little girl will spend Christmas having life-saving surgery

Christmas miracle: The police officers who responded to the family's 911 call about their stolen decorations decided to replace them all

Christmas miracle: The police officers who responded to the family's 911 call about their stolen decorations decided to replace them all

The officers said that they just wanted to make Christmas special for the little girl who also suffers from autism and dwarfism.

Along with her two-year-old brother Skylar, the replaced decorations left the little girl brimming with excitement. She ran around the family's yard yelling: 'Santa is coming!'

Donations can be made to Linzy's medical treatment at Wells Fargo, account number 1064675190.



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shannonnigans
by Silver Member on Dec. 7, 2012 at 11:53 PM
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And that, Charlie Brown, is what Christmas is all about! :)
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imamomzilla
by on Dec. 7, 2012 at 11:55 PM

For once we agree! 

Quoting shannonnigans:

And that, Charlie Brown, is the meaning of Christmas :)

 

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shannonnigans
by Silver Member on Dec. 8, 2012 at 12:06 AM
What can you say? Brightening that little girl's holiday/life is something you can cram down my throat any time.


Quoting imamomzilla:

For once we agree! 


Quoting shannonnigans:

And that, Charlie Brown, is the meaning of Christmas :)

 


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imamomzilla
by on Dec. 8, 2012 at 12:12 AM
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 The only thing I like to cram is chocolate....down my own throat.

happy holidays

 

Quoting shannonnigans:

What can you say? Brightening that little girl's holiday/life is something you can cram down my throat any time.


Quoting imamomzilla:

For once we agree! 


Quoting shannonnigans:

And that, Charlie Brown, is the meaning of Christmas :)

 


 

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Canvas_says
by Silver Member on Dec. 8, 2012 at 6:09 AM
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There are no Wells Fargo in my area, so I will go to my regular bank and see if they can set up a transfer to that account. If it makes me cry, it deserves some cash. Merry Christmas to that sweetheart and those loving cops. 

blues_pagan
by on Dec. 8, 2012 at 11:54 AM
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Ahh look the Public Sector employees did something good  :)  

Ednarooni160
by Eds on Dec. 8, 2012 at 1:09 PM
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Donations can be made to Linzy's medical treatment at Wells Fargo, account number 1064675190.


Thank you Ima for the information...will DO!!

PeeperSqueak
by on Dec. 9, 2012 at 9:04 PM
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I wonder why the creeps stole the Christmas decorations..........glad the police officers helped this family : )

emeraldangel2.0
by on Dec. 9, 2012 at 10:49 PM

that sucks

Erinelizz
by Bronze Member on Dec. 9, 2012 at 11:42 PM
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I think some people are just, well, creeps. They don't need a reason, they just love to make others as miserable as they are. Sad :(

I'm just glad this story has a happy ending!


Quoting PeeperSqueak:

I wonder why the creeps stole the Christmas decorations..........glad the police officers helped this family : )


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