The Snowflake Princess

A 6-year-old is whisked to the North Pole to meet Santa

Janna Lopez’s stomach clenched as she answered the phone. Children’s Mercy Hospital was calling and she prayed it wasn’t bad news.

“Your daughter Caroline has been chosen to receive a special Christmas gift,” the hospital social worker told Janna. 

Janna dabbed at her eyes, grateful for any good luck. She peppered the women with questions. “What? Who? Why?” But the social worker did not divulge any details.