December 2nd, 2019 – EMSA Paramedics in Oklahoma City gave a little girl a holiday trip she’ll never forget. Medics D’Jaun and Mark took 2-year-old Nari on a special Christmas trip to see Santa Claus at Oklahoma City’s North Pole Adventures on Monday.
Nari has been diagnosed with Cloves Syndrome, which affects her vascular system causing overgrowth of her extremities. This condition is extremely rare, affecting only 500-700 people worldwide.
EMSA medics picked up Nari and her mother and whisked them away for a one-on-one meeting with St. Nick. While at the North Pole, Nari got to sit behind the wheels of the Elf Mobile and got driving lessons from three of Santa’s helpers, and worked on her Christmas list that was filled with Moana toys.
Then the North Pole’s guest of honor played games, enjoyed holiday themed activities, and ate some festive holiday treats. Finally, Nari and her friends from EMSA went to Santa’s house to visit the the one-and-only Santa Claus. Santa was able to spend some uninterrupted time with Nari, her mom, and the EMSA Paramedics.
Each year, EMSA schedules special holiday trips with local children who have special needs. Often these trips would be impossible for children like Nari without the assistance of EMSA medics and the opportunity to visit places without the usual crowds and chaos.
To learn more about this special excursion, see the News9 story about Nari’s special day here: https://www.news9.com/clip/14960507/2-year-old-with-rare-syndrome-receives-special-trip-to-north-pole-with-emsa-first-responders