SEDGEWICKVILLE, Mo. (AP) - The kindness of strangers makes for a happier holiday for a southeast Missouri family.
Wess Holston has been battling Type I diabetes since he was 16. Now 30, he is awaiting a pancreas transplant.
His ailment has made it difficult for him to work, and medical bills have piled up. So Holston, his wife Katrina and their six children were facing a grim Christmas.
But recently, the family received a phone call. Katrina began to cry tears of joy: A Denver-area family donated money to help provide gifts for the family.
The donor family asked to remain anonymous after contacting the National Foundation of Transplants, saying they wanted to help a transplant patient in need. The amount of the donation was not released.
Information from: Southeast Missourian, http://www.semissourian.com