Majkuts meet Santa Claus

Photos courtesy of Simply Deneen Photography

Some much-needed holiday cheer came this month to the Majkut family. Pictured are Amherst Junior High student Jacob and baby Jaxon with their father James. They lost a mother and spouse this July when a car crashed through the side of their Amherst Township home. Jaxon was trapped with his mother under the vehicle; scars from burns are visible here on his face. Kristi Gaetz, who has been fundraising to help the family with expenses and helped set up the photo shoot with Santa in Fairview Park, said there were many tears. “The kids were so excited, each and every one, even baby Jaxon. Truthfully, we didn’t want that night to end. It was so nice to see this family enjoy this,” she said. “Hearts were happy and filled.”