A visit from Mrs. Claus was on the Christmas list of a nine-year-old Simcoe boy battling cancer.
Logan Good, a Grade 4 student at Lynndale Heights Public School, was diagnosed with two brain tumours earlier this year.
“Logan mentioned missing Mrs. Claus at our annual Christmas photos at RoseLe Studio in Simcoe,” said Logan’s mom, Candice Good.
Luckily for Logan, Laurie Swick–Dougherty, a close friend of Mrs. Claus, was working the desk at the studio. Swick–Dougherty put in a good word with the First Lady of the North Pole, who was able to squeeze in a visit ahead of Christmas.
“He was pretty sad that she wasn’t there this year, he looked a little broken-hearted,” said Swick–Dougherty. “We got it off to Mrs. Claus that he was missing her, and he was hoping to see her.”
Providing transportation for Mrs. Claus was Norfolk OPP Const. Ed Sanchuk.
Sanchuk’s participation made the visit extra special because Logan dreams of one day being a police officer. Logan got a visit from the constable in May for his birthday.
“It meant the world to him,” Candice said of the birthday visit. “He loves him so much [and] talks about him every day, asking when he’s coming back.”
The admiration goes both ways.
“This little guy is such a kind-hearted hero,” said Sanchuk. “He is a great kid and I look forward to seeing him become a police officer one day.”
In between his weekly trips to McMaster Children’s Hospital in Hamilton, Logan spends time with his two sisters, seven-year-old Zoe and 20-month-old Sophie. He enjoys drawing, building Legos and checking out YouTube and TikTok.
Logan’s most recent MRI showed the tumours have slightly shrunk since the diagnosis. He will be receiving chemotherapy until June.
The young boy’s mom was thankful for Mrs. Claus’s visit.
“I would like to say the biggest thank you to officer Sanchuk and Mrs. Claus for coming over and wishing us a Merry Christmas,” said Candice. “It meant the world to Logan and the rest of our family.
“I am so grateful for the wonderful community we live in.”
A video of the visit was posted to the @OPP_WR Twitter account on Saturday.