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Thursday, December 1, 2011

USPS Begins 99th Year of Operation Santa | ATVN

It’s that time of the year again. Operation Santa is back making kids dreams come true during the holiday seasons.

For nearly 100 years, the Postal Service has allowed children to write to Santa and has had volunteers adopt the letters and respond.

This year marks the 99th year of Operation Santa and to start it off a celebration will take hold at the famous James A. Farley Building Post Office in New York City, where the most letters are received.

Last year, Operation Santa in Los Angeles came upon a special case. A young girl, Shimaya Miles was born deaf due to having no ear on one side and half an ear on the other. A medical staff came upon her mother Maya Worthey’s letter and gave it a chance. Dr. Leif Rogers and Dr. Sheryl Lewin performed a surgery to construct an ear for Miles pro bono.

“It’s really a unique thing that the post office can bring a patient and a doctor together,” said Lewin.

USPS Begins 99th Year of Operation Santa | ATVN

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