ATOKA, Okla. – Sgt. De’aundre Sims says he is afraid this will be his last Christmas.
KTEN reports that the active duty Marine was recently diagnosed with actue myeloid leukemia and has been undergoing chemotherapy every day in Oregon.
“It was a sudden life changing moment for me, so it really took my life in a new direction,” Sims said.
He knows there is a possibility that he won’t get better, so he wants more than anything to spend this Christmas with his 5-year-old son, Ke’Aundrae.
Ke’Aundrae and his mother live in Atoka, Oklahoma and weren’t sure exactly how they would make it up to Oregon in time.
“He’s little and doesn’t fully understand, but in the future it would mean more to him than probably any other Christmas ever will,” Amy Kilpatrick, Ke’Aundrae’s mother, told KTEN.
The family reached out for help, and a secret santa has decided to help them reunite for the holidays.
KTEN reports that a generous viewer has donated flyer miles to Ke’Aundrae and his mother to make sure they could make it to Oregon. Their lodging is also paid for as well.
The original You Caring page was taken down after the Secret Santa’s donation.