PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — A 4-year-old girl hospitalized for burns was worried Santa Claus might not make it this year.
But some generous people made sure that didn’t happen.
Jess Weis and Kim Gamble are EMTs with Murrysville Medic One. They transferred the girl to UPMC Mercy Hospital Monday night and say the girl said she didn’t think Santa would come.
They decided to make the girl’s Christmas special, even if she had to stay in the hospital, so they asked coworkers for help. Donations came pouring in, even from other ambulance companies.
The two EMTs ended up with nearly $700 to buy toys, clothes and gift cards for the girl.
After a marathon day of wrapping, they stacked the presents a stretcher and delivered them to the little girl.
They say she was thrilled and spent 40 minutes unwrapping everything.
The girl is recovering from burns to her arms, but because of privacy laws the EMTs can’t talk about how the girl may have been burned.