Santa Arrives by Helicopter, Delivers Toys to Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children

December 10, 2007 (PRLEAP.COM) Health News
Santa, Mrs. Claus and Rudolph arrived Wednesday at Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children (TSRHC) in style by way of helicopter. After landing on the roof of the hospital and being greeted by TSRHC patients, the group met up with Frosty the Snowman and several elves to spread holiday cheer and deliver toys to patients. This annual event is made possible by Santa USA.

Santa USA began in the mid 1970s as a personal project of a single individual. He was determined to bring happiness, goodwill and Christmas spirit to the children of our community. His dedication was noticed by many goodhearted neighbors, and as their interest grew, these good people began to contribute their time and money.

For several days in mid-December, Santa travels by helicopter to visit elementary schools in many areas, as well as nursing homes and hospitals. Santa's flying group includes: Santa, Mrs. Claus, Frosty the Snowman, Rudolph the Red-nose Reindeer and a number of elves.

About Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children:
Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children is one of the nation's leading pediatric centers for the treatment of orthopedic conditions, certain related neurological disorders and learning disorders, such as dyslexia. There is no charge to patient families for treatment at the hospital, and admission is open to Texas children from birth to 18 years of age. For more information, to volunteer or to make a donation, please call (214) 559-5000 or (800) 421-1121 or visit