The Thao Family's Christmas Wish


I’m writing to submit my older sister Molly and her 2 boys, Romeo-8 and Cameron-6, for Dave Ryan’s Christmas Wish this year.

Earlier this year, Molly had made the ultimate decision of becoming a stay at home mom and a baby sitter for my 2-yr old daughter, Ariel. Molly is the most caring/loving person, daughter, sister, mother and auntie anyone could ask for, She doesn’t ask for anything - most of the time just a TEXT REPLY back.

Romeo, her oldest, has the best laugh in the world. He's learned to help out around the house, even help watching Ariel when needed. Cameron, her youngest, has a tough mind of his own. He has the biggest imagination and adores my daughter, Ariel. Molly and her boys share a queen size bed in a small room at my parent’s house. Most of the things she has are passed down, thrifted or given to her by generous people. She started pre-nursing school this past fall and with school finals and the holidays around the corner, she has been more stressed out than ever. On top of that, her laptop hasn't been working properly, and she hasn’t been able to get any homework done at home, instead she would go to school early and stay late to get homework done.

Molly practically put her life on hold to make sure everyone is okay and now that she is trying to get her life straightened out. I would like to help her out this holiday season with the help of Christmas Wish. I couldn't think of anyone who deserves a Christmas Wish more than Molly. She truly is a guardian angel to the family who deserves so much more.

- Holly Thao

We were so excited to grant this Christmas Wish for Molly and her family!

For the Thao family we gave a $1,000 Coborns Delivers Gift Card, $101 SuperAmerica Gift Card,  $100 SMAAASH Game Card, $100 Masu Sushi gift card and 20 Rounds of golf at Glow in One Mini Golf. Games like Uno, Candyland and Connect 4 for family game night. DVDs and a $75 AMC gift card for family movie nights!

For Molly, a new laptop for school. Laptop and school accessories. Winter clothes. Bath and body accessories. 8-year-old Romeo loves Minecraft, so we got him a Minecraft blanket, LEGO set, Mining Mountain and Minecraft mini-figures. He also got a fidget spinners, arts & crafts, winter clothes and school supplies. 6-year-old Cameron also received a Minecraft LEGO set. Football, NERF gun, fidget spinner, school supplies and winter clothes. For parents Mai & Pow an sister, Terry, gift cards for a night out.

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LISTEN: Dave Ryan calls to surprise the Thao Family with a KDWB Christmas Wish