All he wanted for Christmas was hands. How the wish came true for a Tennessee 11-year-old

CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. – When 11-year-old Gavin Sumner of Clarksville, Tennessee, wrote his Christmas wish list last year for Santa, there wasn’t much on it. But he had one very special request: new hands.

It took the power of community, perseverance and hope. And on Monday at the Montgomery County Mayor’s Office, one Christmas later, Gavin got his wish. 

Not knowing the gathering was for him, Gavin received a gift box from Mayor Jim Durrett assuming it was just a toy, but was in shock when he opened the box to see a new pair of customized hands.

“This is the best Christmas ever,” Gavin said as he smiled. 

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