Delta made a Christmas miracle for 40 brave children battling cancer. Like the Polar Express of the skies, the airline sent a limo to drive the children from the Aflac Cancer & Blood Disorders Center of Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta to Atlanta Hartsfield-Jackson International airport.
At the airport the children picked up their tickets to the ‘North Pole’ and were escorted by flight attendants dressed as Santa’s elves. While on their journey, the children sang Christmas carols and ate holiday snacks.
Once they arrived at the ‘North Pole’ terminal the children were greeted by Santa and Mrs. Claus.
One mother, Jessica Brandon, wanted to express her thanks to Delta for creating such a wonderful gift. She told ABC News, “For one day kids forgot about needles, chemo, hospitals and anything related to cancer. Instead, they were surrounded by elves and everything magical.”
Tad Hutcheson, Delta’s managing director of community affairs, said, “Delta has been creating these special holiday experiences for children for the past 35 years. Children battling cancer and blood disorders fight so hard all year, so it feels incredibly worthwhile for our company to create a day filled with magic to take their minds off their circumstances. Our employees look forward to these events every year. It is our pleasure to be a part of something so special.”