A boy who was born with half a heart ensured he shared all his love with other kids during Christmas wholeheartedly.
Elliott Wyche has half a heart from birth. The 4-year-old boy from Arlington, Texas, nicknamed “Tin Man,” has donated dozens of toys to a local police program for Christmas.
He was diagnosed with hypoplastic left heart syndrome before his birth, it is a congenital defect in which the left side of the heart is severely underdeveloped and has been through three open-heart surgeries.
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So recently when his Facebook supporters wanted to send him gifts for Christmas, he instead turned it into a toy drive for the Santa Cop program run by the Arlington Police Department which provides toys and food to more than 400 families and 1,200 children in the area.
“He’s going through so much, but he’s giving back to show that not only are we heroes for some kids, but he’s my hero!” Arlington officer Carla Strauser said.
“My heart is going to be beeping tonight, and I don’t know what to do,” a beaming Elliott said. Even though his whole body depends on the right side of his heart, it hasn’t stopped him from being kind to others.
“He essentially is walking around, running around, with only half of a heart,” his mother, Ashley Wyche, said.
Elliott’s act of kindness has resulted in dozens of gifts being donated to the Arlington Police Department and he even volunteered to load them up for the kids.
This is such a heartfelt act of kindness by little Elliott, who displayed his love for other children by diverting his followers’ gifts to be donated to them.