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Christmas in August comes to Diamond Children's patients

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TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) -

If it's August, it must be Christmas in August at Diamond Children's.

Thanks to staff, the non-profit "Jazmyn's Lunch Break" and a lot of other volunteers, hospitalized children got a visit from Santa and University of Arizona mascots, Wilbur and Wilma on Tuesday.

The Tucson Garden and Railroad Society's model trains rolled  through a winter wonderland.

There were, of course, gifts.

Jazmyn's Lunch Break gives parents a break as they spend day after day with their children in the hospital.

On this day, the whole family got a chance to take a healing breath.

"If I get two Christmases and maybe I'll get two pairs of presents. Well, there's a lot of stuff to celebrate about," said nine-year-old Elvis Tello. 

"It does make them more positive. I think the best thing to healing is being positive and I think seeing things like this and making their life as normal as possible in the hospital is actually--helps a lot when it comes to healing," says Jazmyn's Lunch Break spokesperson Jazmyn Creason.

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