Photo of Santa praying with boy goes viral

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(12/22/2017- KXAS) 12-year-old Jacob Coker didn’t ask Santa for toys. He just wanted his dad to feel better.

The north Texas boy recently went to the Bass Pro Shop in Garland to see Santa. His wish: that his dad Jason would feel better. Santa says the request amazed him. “All he asked for, all he wanted was for me to help his dad. He said he had a lot of pain.” said Santa.For the past two years, Jason Coker has been in and out of the hospital for a blood disorder.

Santa told the boy his expertise is in toys, but offered to pray. Jacob and Santa’s prayer at the was noticed by another mom in line. She took a photo, shared it to Facebook. Now, an outpouring of support is flowing towards the Cokers.

Since the photo went viral, a GoFundMe account has been started to help the family with bills. Jacob’s mom Emily is overwhelmed by the community’s support. “I have no real words” says Emily. “It’s just been heart-warming that that many people out there believe and care.”

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