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Local companies deliver $20,000 in gifts to Primary Children’s Hospital

Dec 15, 2022, 2:20 PM

AMERICAN FORK, UtahSanta’s sleigh is on the move.

Escorting the man in red himself, several Utah companies — including Xlear, based out of American Fork — came together to deliver light and hope to the some 200+ filled beds at Primary Children’s Hospital.

“Bring that joy and happiness to them in the hospital,” said Joel Melton, Xlear’s director of marketing.

Lydia Christiansen is 14 years old. She and her mom, Janene Cline, are some of Santa’s helpers.

It seems like just yesterday the gifts they helped load into Santa’s sleigh would have gone to kids like Christiansen.

“I got a liver transplant when I was 1.5 years old,” Christiansen said.

Cline is no stranger to holidays spent at the hospital, with four kids who spent time at Primary Children’s.

“It’s so hard when you’re there at Christmas time and you want to be with family and friends but your kids are sick,” Cline said.

As more than $20,000 of toys are loaded into Santa’s sleigh, the gift that can’t be wrapped is the best one of all. 

“I’m so grateful for Primary Children’s, and where she’s at now that she can be helping kids that are going through hard times,” Cline said.

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Local companies deliver $20,000 in gifts to Primary Children’s Hospital