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'Operation Santa' Gives Special Patient The Gift Of Surgery

BEVERLY HILLS (CBS) — Every year, handwritten letters addressed to Santa Claus, sharing dreams and wishes, still arrive at the Post Office during the holidays.


KNX 1070's Pete Demetriou Reports

Beverly Young, who coordinates Operation Santa in Los Angeles, came across Mya Worthey's letter, asking Santa for help and describing her daughter's handicap.

Shimaya Miles was born without an ear and hearing on one side.

Young took a chance and asked her staff to reach out to the medical

Miles will soon have surgery that will reconstruct her ear and may provide hearing.

As an answer to a letter written by Shimaya's mother to Santa, Doctors Leif Rogers and Sheryl Lewin are donating medical procedures.

When the surgery is over, Miles should look like any other child. Sometimes miracles happen when Santa's Middle initials are USPS.

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