Santa Claus Visits Burn Survivors in Clovis

CLOVIS, Calif. Santa stopped by the Clovis Rodeo Hall Saturday to visit with burn survivors and their families. Inside, burn victims who were once patients at Community Regional Medical Center's Burn Unit had a chance to do arts and crafts as well as celebrate their recovery with a special meal.

Burn survivors said it helps to be around others who've been in the same situation.

"It helps believe it or not, it helps both us out. Even though it's been so many years I've been through that, I get a blessing just talking to these people," said burn survivor Steve Howell.

Smokey the bear also made a special appearance at Saturday's holiday party, and all the kids got a free gift just for showing up.

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