Omaha family looking to spread cheer to Regency Santa recovering from COVID-19

Published: Dec. 16, 2020 at 12:07 PM CST|Updated: Dec. 16, 2020 at 2:07 PM CST
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OMAHA, Neb. (WOWT) - An Omaha family is hoping to gather a little holiday spirit in the form of letters for a popular Omaha Santa Clause who is recovering from COVID-19.

Lynn Hendrix, also known as Santa to the Regency Mall, is now residing at the Papillion Manor. He recently lost his wife to cancer and was just released from the hospital himself after a COVID-19 diagnosis.

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A Facebook post from an Omaha woman is hoping to bring him some extra cheer this holiday season.

If you want to send this popular community Santa a letter, write to him at Papillion Manor, Attn: The Real Santa - Lynn Hendrix, 610 S. Polk St., Papillion, NE 68046.

Papillion Manor said they will make sure he gets the letters. According to the post, he keeps them all.

In addition to the hospital bills, Santa relies on the income normally received during this time of year. Hendrix’s family has set up a GoFundMe Page to help during this difficult time.

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