Terminally Ill Child Inspires a Family and a Community

Sacrifice shows true meaning of Christmas spirit all year round

We all know how time-consuming it can be to care for a loved one who is sick. The commitment increases dramatically when that person has a terminal illness.

Which makes the kindness of a Sheboygan, Wisconsin, family all the more touching. Check out this video about their experience:

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The Salcherts began caring for terminally ill children more than four years ago — because they can, and because of their faith. And the attention and devotion they continue to provide for one little boy doesn’t allow room for much else.

“He’s doing quite well. He’s settled in, he’s got a family, he’s got a home,” Cori Salchert told Fox6 News.

“When Charlie dies, we fully expect our hearts are going to be broken, but because of the way God has stepped in and healed our hearts, better than they were before — we have full confidence that’s going to happen again,” said Salchert.

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When an organization called Chive Wisconsin learned of the family and the selfless work it’s doing — members decided to bring the family a little holiday cheer.

“Unless you’re put into that situation, I don’t think you can fully grasp what they do,” said Travis Ford, a group member.

Ford was among those who strung lights and put up decor at the family’s home recently — in an effort to provide the Salcherts with some of the love and warmth they are so graciously giving others.

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