There never really is a good time in the year for a kid to be in the hospital. Certainly never during the holidays.
But reality doesn't play by our rules.
At least at this time of the year, there are special people out there who look out for children going through a tough time stuck in a hospital for the holidays.
Here's an inspiring story about an Air Force Sgt. who was featured on the "NBC Nightly News" Monday night. Watch how his simple generosity makes such a difference to families who need some holiday cheer: