The annual Fantasy Flight to the “North Pole” brought holiday cheer to children from local San Antonio hospitals Saturday.
More than 300 people signed up for the event and nearly 200 took the 30-minute flight decked out in Christmas decor to the “North Pole,” a private hangar converted into a winter wonderland by staff and volunteers.
Lori Krawczyk’s family took the Fantasy Flight in 2016 when her youngest son was diagnosed with stage four Neuroblastoma, a very rare cancer. She was told her son only had a 30 percent chance of surviving the condition.
Her family returned this year with her son bursting with energy and curiosity.
“He had his arms up when we were taking off [in the plane]," Krawczyk said.
Children took photos with Santa, received gifts, played games and enjoyed snacks.
Krawczyk says this event lets her push aside all her worries and just enjoy her family for the day.
This year marks the 32nd year United Airlines has collaborated with the American Cancer Society to bring joy to so many families.