Organization helps sick kids deal with 'missing out' on holidays

December 7, 2014 12:00 PM

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Organization helps sick kids deal with 'missing out' on holidays

The fast approaching holiday season has children getting ready for school performances, parties and trips to department stores to deliver letters to Santa. But for thousands of children who spend this season in the hospital battling serious illnesses, the most wonderful time of the year can be just the opposite.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the percentage of U.S. children and adolescents with a chronic health condition increased from 1.8 percent in the 1960s to more than 25 percent in 2007. Some of these conditions include forms of cancer, renal disease, cystic fibrosis, cere...

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