Daily Herald: Quiet Santa helps families through hustle bustle of Christmas

With few words, but perhaps the lyrics to Jingle Bells, the Quiet Santa at University Place reaches out to all ages with sensory sensitivities to give them their moment of time with the jolly elf.

On Thursday, Marie Wiscombe and her daughter Lydia, 19, had their 15 minutes with Santa.

Lydia lives with CDKL5, a disorder that has symptoms similar to Rett Syndrome, including seizures, loss of language skills, hand wringing and developmental problems. The disorder is most often found in females beginning in infancy.

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