Children with disabilities touch, smell and hear the Holidays

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HOUSTON, TX – We all know this is the most touchy-feely time of the year. When it comes to these wonderful kids, so full of love, the chance of touch, smell and hear becomes an eye-opening experience.

Nearly 400 children with various physical and mental challenges got to see and hug Santa and Mrs. Claus and receive a Teddy bear and goof around with bubbles. The generous ladies of the Harris County Medical Society Alliance brought this event to the Museum of Health and Medical Science, to make sure every child has a happy and meaningful holiday.

“This is an event that we have every year for our sensory impaired children in Harris County and the surrounding schools,” said Barbara Butler, HCMS Alliance Event Chair.

Volunteers also helped decorate the two 12-foot trees with special ornaments, such as scented pine cones, feathers and furs; and there were lots of cookies too! Kids, parents and teachers had a blast.

“To see these children smile, laugh and have a wonderful day, it’s a beautiful feeling,” added Butler.

A beautiful feeling, indeed; these amazing kids will agree on that.