EAST NORTHPORT, N.Y. (CBSNewYork) — An online fundraiser has been started to help grant a 6-year-old Long Island boy’s Christmas wish.
Christopher Kiezek, of East Northport, was born without most of his left arm.
This year he told Santa Claus that he wants an Xbox One and a new prosthetic arm with fingers so that he can play games on the system.
“Right now he has nothing, his prosthetic doesn’t fit him anymore,” the boy’s mother, Christine Kiezek, told 1010 WINS’ Mona Rivera.
The family’s health insurance does not cover a new prosthetic because it is not deemed medically necessary to Christopher’s life, Rivera reported.
Family friend Robert Jackson started an online fund to raise $25,000 in an effort to make Christopher’s Christmas wish come true.
“A boy wants an arm for Christmas, we’re going to do whatever it takes to get that boy an arm for Christmas,” Jackson said.
The campaign was launched on Wednesday.
By noon Thursday, more than $27,000 had already been donated.
“It’s going to cost about $45,000 for Christopher’s arm, we’re very happy to get the 25, I would love to get to 45,” Jackson said.
The Kiezek family said Christopher just wants to look and play like other boys his age.
To help Christopher, click here.
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