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Santa Brings Holiday Joy to Patients at Kent General

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DOVER, Del.- Patients spending the holidays at Kent General Hospital were in for a surprise Tuesday afternoon. Santa Claus paid the hospital a visit to spread a little holiday joy.

Room by room, Santa greeted patients to make sure they were feeling the holiday spirit.
Since spending the holidays inside of a hospital is not ideal for most people, it was just the holiday surprise patients needed on Christmas Eve.

Jessica Jones of Felton said she did not expect to give birth to her baby boy on Christmas Eve.

"We thought he'd be a little later and he came a little earlier than what we thought," Jones said. "I feel blessed and excited."

Her family was filled inside of her hospital room when Santa arrived.

"This was a shock. This was a surprise," Jones said.

According to Pam Marecki, Santa has been making his way to Kent General for 18 years now. Bill Hare has been playing Santa for that entire time.

"It means a lot to them," Marecki said. "Santa can reassure them that he's going to make it to their house that night or leave the gifts at their house so they won't miss anything even those their in the hospital."

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