Children of the Heart Gallery

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Don Barone

Don Barone

db has been in the reporting biz for over 30 years, won some Emmys and other awards, but is proudest of his four-decade marriage, his two kids and the fact he founded Tackle The Storm Foundation to help children.

I believe in Santa.

And you should, too.

Santa happens. Santa is magic.

And this is the most magical time of year.

Javi, you and the other 30 or so children in the state of Connecticut's DCF "Heart Gallery," when you read this story, I know you might not feel like it now, but you are here for a reason.

You are gifts.

Gifts to us.

Gifts in waiting.

Gifts of the heart.

Here's proof: Last year, DCF finalized 600 adoptions!

So Javi, and the children of the Heart Gallery, I know you are waiting and desperately seeking a family, but you need to know one of the greatest gifts we can give each other is hope.

Hope wears a white beard, and someday, you will be the best present under the tree.

— db

And Santa, if you want to make that happen, click here for the Heart Gallery and meet the children whose only wish is to be loved. Click on each child for more information, or call 1-800-842-6348.

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