A Christmas gift

Students at a Colorado Springs elementary school are giving a precious Christmas gift to two classmates: They’ve raised $3,000 to make it possible for Anthony Mitchell, 8, and Megan Mitchell, 7, to visit their wounded father for Christmas at Walter Reed Army Medical Center in Washington, D.C.

Staff Sgt. Roy Mitchell of Indiana was severely burned and lost part of his left leg in a land-mine explosion in Afghanistan on Nov. 23.

The parents are divorced, and there was no money to finance a visit till the kids at the school raised money for air fare and a hotel room.

Via the Mudville Gazette.

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