A young St. Louis-area cancer patient's Christmas celebration included the roar of more than 20 motorcycles, including one with riders dressed as Santa and Mrs. Claus.
ST. PETERS — A young St. Louis-area cancer patient's Christmas celebration included the roar of more than 20 motorcycles, including one with riders dressed as Santa and Mrs. Claus.
The motorcycles came to the St. Peters duplex of Mia Bell and her 8-year-old daughter Chloe on the morning of Christmas Eve , the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports.
They were there thanks to a 3-year-old charity, the Reindeer Ride, supported by a church motorcycle group, the Faithful Few. The group gives Christmas presents and about a year's worth of household necessities and gift cards to families with children undergoing cancer treatment, and one year's recipient then nominates the next year's family.
Chloe was diagnosed with Stage 4 neuroblastoma cancer in 2017. After some progress, she relapsed in June.
"We had remote school and COVID on top of this, so it's a lot of stress," said Chloe's mother, who works full time in quality control for a home warranty company.
Chloe is undergoing radiation treatment and had to be hospitalized for seven days earlier this month because of a complication.
After about 20 minutes of gift delivery, Santa gave Chloe one she was allowed to open right away. It was No. 1 on her Christmas list: a Baby Alive doll.