There’s one thing this girl would rather have than toys this holiday season: her mother’s health.
Bobbie-Mae Chalk, 11, from Southampton, England, recently got an early start on writing to Santa. She penned a letter asking if he could please make it so her mother, who has Crohn’s disease, doesn’t feel ill all the time.
The letter reads:
Please if you can make my mom’s life better and make her not feel ill all the time, I would really appreciate it.
Make her life more and more better, it hurts to watch her suffer, so please make it better.
If I had one wish in the whole world it would be to help.
Her mother, Debby Chalk, 31, was incredibly touched and shared the letter on Facebook.
“I was a little bit surprised as I always feel like I put on a brave face and hide my illness well,” Chalk wrote with the post, “but clearly nothing gets past her. Love her.”
Chalk has had Crohn's since 2006, and for the past two years she’s been having a lot of issues with medication and keeping the inflammatory bowel disease under control, according to Metro UK.
Since Chalk posted it on the Crohn’s and Colitis UK Facebook Page on Friday, Nov. 13, it’s been shared more than 700 times.