‘Dear Santa…I want to live’


A young boy receiving vital medical care in the US has penned this heartbreaking letter to Santa asking not to die.

Little Billy Caldwell asked Father Christmas to stop his seizures so he can go home to Northern Ireland with his mum and brother. He suffers from intractable and status epilepsy which means the seizures he suffers can not be controlled by lifestyle or medication.

The 11-year-old, from County Tyronne, is being cared for in America where he hopes to receive surgery not available in the UK which could save his life.

From his hospital bed, Billy wrote to Father Christmas: “I would like you to take my seizures away.

“Santa I do not want to go and live with the angels. I want to stay here with my mummy and big bro.”

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