Community, law enforcement brings holiday joy to Suwannee County family

Law enforcement brings Christmas joy to Suwannee County family
Law enforcement brings Christmas joy to Suwannee County family
Posted at 6:17 PM, Dec 21, 2017
and last updated 2017-12-22 07:21:36-05

SUWANNEE COUNTY, Fla. (WTXL) - Suwannee County first responders, county officials, and local businesses worked together to help one boy and his family have a joy-filled Christmas.

While cleaning up after Christmas on the Square in Millennium Park, someone found a letter addressed to Santa from a boy named Issac. 

Officials say that while most children are worried about new toys, new electronics, or the latest fad on the market, Issac was requesting something more important: a heart for his sister.

Issac's sister is in need of a heart transplant and is waiting for a donor.

Issac's passionate plea inspired several agencies to include Suwannee County Fire Rescue, the Suwannee County Sheriff’s Office, the Live Oak Police Department, the Suwannee County Chamber of Commerce, Lowe’s, and Love Inc.

Though they were unable to deliver a heart for Issac's sister, they were able to make sure that Issac, his sister and his family had a little joy this Christmas season.

"It’s actions like this from these three public agencies, along with the others that helped out that we can make a difference in our community," the Suwannee Fire Rescue wrote on Facebook. "We hope that Issac’s wish will come true in time and his sister will get the heart that she needs. Please keep this family in your thoughts and prayers this Christmas season."

You can keep up with Issac's sister, Raylynn, on Facebook