Little Girl Makes Sweet Request of Santa for Her Sister With Autism


One little girl had a sweet request for Santa this year, on behalf of her sister who has autism.

Lyndsy Harmony, from Delaware, Ohio, posted a photo on the Autism Speaks Facebook page of a letter her 8-year-old niece Kasey wrote to Santa. In it, Kasey asks Santa for an “Elf on the Shelf” with autism for her 9-year-old sister Chloe.

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Courtesy of Lyndsy Harmony

The letter reads:

Dear Santa,

I have a sister named Chloe who has autism. She likes to play with our elf. Could you send an elf with autism just for Chloe?

From Kasey

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Chloe and her elf, courtesy of Leah Beswick

“When I first saw the letter Kasey wrote, my heart was full,” Leah Beswick, Kasey and Chloe’s mother, told The Mighty via Facebook message. “It made me so proud that Kasey knew her sister didn’t understand the ‘rules’ of the Elf on the Shelf, and took it upon herself to make sure Chloe had an Elf that would fit her special needs.”

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Chloe and Kasey, courtesy of Leah Beswick

“By sharing the letter I wanted people to see that even the smallest act of kindness can affect someone in the biggest way,” Beswick told The Mighty. “Chloe’s siblings are her biggest support. They don’t look at her as different or less than anything. To them, she is just Chloe. They challenge her, understand her and love her unconditionally.”

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Chloe and her siblings: Kasey, Kaelyn and Patrick. Courtesy of Leah Beswick.
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