Betsy, 3, who has hearing loss, vision impairment and Down’s syndrome, was to tell Santa what she wants for Christmas this year, thanks to his sign language skills.
“It just made her first experience of Santa magical,” her mother told the BBC. “It gave Betsy an opportunity to ask Santa what she wanted for Christmas, it empowered her to talk on her own outside a school or home environment.”
So what did she ask for?
“She asked me for a teddy bear to put under her Christmas tree, because she had been a very good girl,” Santa said.