Young hospital patients meet Santa at North Pole

For 3-year-old Rihanna of Allen Park, a simple Christmas song is enough to get her into the holiday spirit. What little Rihanna doesn't realize -- along with roughly 70 other children - is that Santa Claus is not far away.

Just like 3-year-old Vincent -- currently going through chemo -- these are some special kids.
Many of them are suffering from life-threatening illnesses and they're being treated with a trip to the North Pole.

The fantasy flight is in its 31st year. It is made possible by Delta Airlines volunteers -- many dressed as Santa's helpers.

"I love this. This is my fourth year doing this Volunteer work and it makes my year."

After getting their boarding passes to the North Pole -- and clowning around – It’s all aboard.

It’s an hour- long fantasy flight to Kris Kringle's Castle, complete with candy canes and carols.

The plane pulled in with a special greeting from Santa. Then his helpers took the kids to Santa’s workshop.

With some help from Channel 95.5's Mojo in the Morning crew inside the Westin -- it's the grand entrance. Santa and Mrs. Claus enter, bringing smiles and big bags of toys.

This holiday is making believers out of everyone.

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