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Quincy Family Collects 'Get Well' Cards For Parachuting Santa

Letters and cards can be dropped off at the Quincy Parks and Recreation Department

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    A family in Quincy, Massachusetts, has had enough with the negativity about the Santa who recently broke his leg while parachuting. (Published Tuesday, Dec. 6, 2016)

    A family in Quincy, Massachusetts, has had enough with the negativity about the Santa who recently broke his leg.

    "People told me there were negative things on Facebook and negative comments on Youtube," said John Coughlin.

    Last weekend, a parachuting Santa jumped from a plane in hopes of a safe landing on an open field in Quincy.

    But there was wind.

    It pushed the falling Santa off course forcing a crash landing where he broke his leg. The video went viral.

    After seeing people poke fun at Santa's expense, the Coughlin's decided to do something about it.

    "We're hoping we can at least brighten his day up — a little Christmas cheer," said Coughlin, who is a former paratrooper.

    They've decided to collect as many Christmas and "get well soon" cards as possible to send to Santa as he heals before his Christmas Eve sleigh ride.

    "Please get well soon," 6th grader Abigail Coughlin read from her letter to St. Nick. All of the boys and girls are sending you best wishes and Christmas miracles on the way for your speedy recovery."

    Letters can be dropped off at the Quincy Parks and Recreation Department which is located at 1 Merrymount Parkway. The cards will be collected up until Christmas. No stamp is needed.

    "Some people take this as a joke and think it's funny when someone gets hurt," said Abigail. "It's not and even if you don't believe, you can still try and make this man's life better by helping him get a little better and have a merry Christmas."

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