Christmas is still several months away, but one North Carolina boy is already asking Santa to help his twin sister who is bullied at school.
Karen Suffern, a single mother of the fraternal twins, told CNN that she asked them to write their letters early this year because she wanted to have enough time to save for the holidays. She expected they would ask for expensive electronics.
She cried when she read 8-year-old Ryan's letter. All he wanted was for Santa to help his sister Amber.
My mom said to send you a Christmas list. I wanted a remote control car and helicopter but I do not want that anymore. Kids at school are still picking on Amber and it is not fair because she does not do anything to them and it makes me mad. I prayed they would stop, but God is busy and I need your help. Is it against the rules to give up gifts early? Can you ask Big Time Rush to come to Amber's birthday party? It will make her so happy. If you do not get them to come that is fine, just get her everything she asked for.
PS- My mom throws the best birthday parties. You can come if you want.
Suffern explained Amber has attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder and other mood disorders. She is an emotional eater and now weighs about 140 pounds. But she's never mentioned the bullying.
Ryan and Amber are in the same third grade class this year so Suffern started getting updates from Ryan about how kids in gym class laugh at Amber, tease her and call her adopted.
The twins' mother is now in contact with their teachers and the parents of some of their classmates.
She's glad Amber has a loving brother to watch out for her and expects Santa soon will be too.