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Cops help make a Christmas miracle for tragic little girl

December 23rd, 2012 by Owen Quinn Comments

Evil deeds at Christmas always seem more poignant than at any other time of the year. We recently saw the slaughter of twenty innocent kids who were looking forward to Christmas and had their whole futures taken away from them. Now other unsavoury characters have ruined a terminally ill little girl’s Christmas by robbing all her Christmas decorations.

Young Linzy Smith, 5, from Arizona, was diagnosed with a rare form of bone marrow disease before Thanksgiving. Now Linzy suffers already from dwarfism, autism and several other disorders. Cruel enough that she has to deal with all this at such a young age but treatment would mean she and her mother moving to Houston over the holidays. Doctors have said this may very well be her last Christmas.

To make it special, according to the Huffington Post, Linzy’s mom went out and decorated the house early for her. To Linzy’s delight she opened the front door to a winter wonderland consisting of two reindeer, three Christmas trees and a Santa in a sleigh just for her. But on November the 21st the decorations were stolen.

The thieves didn’t care who owned them or questioned why such a display had been done; they just took them away from a sick little girl. Things like this break your heart and make you question anyone’s faith in humanity. You sometimes wonder what the point is helping others when people would rob the shirt off your back.

However, there are miracles and there are good people out there, more than we ever know. On hearing about the theft, Phoenix police officers David head and Jacob Lewis were so touched by the story that they did something about it. They, together with Angels on Patrol who help the police department with families and children in need, organized the Smiths to have food and new decorations for Christmas. Lewis and Head did everything and when Linzy saw the new display she shouted, “Santa is coming! Santa is coming!”. How cool is that?

Now Linzy and her family have had their Christmas miracle and whatever happens to Linzy in the future, they will all live content in the knowledge that the world still has a lot of shining stars in the most unexpected of places.

Good luck Linzy from us all here at Following the Nerd. And Happy Christmas!

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Husband, dad and Ireland's hardest working author, Owen Quinn is currently knee deep in The Time Warriors, arguably the biggest sci-fi epic ever to come out of Ireland. He has an unhealthy interest in Doctor Who, classic TV and Star Wars, he also hangs around with the Emerald Garrison far toooo much. Is it any wonder he fits in at FTN so well? Find Owen at the

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