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From the Inside Flap With a flowing beard of white, rosy cheeks, jolly laugh, and generous spirit, Ed Butchart is Santa-even without the red suit. This professional Santa has won hearts across the country, partly because of his day job. When not listening to children whisper secrets and wishes into his ear, Santa fixes and provides medical equipment for disabled people in need around the world. It all started more than 20 years ago when he changed the light bulb of a friend with cerebral palsy. Humbled by the huge difference a small act of goodness can cause, Butchart has since helped more than 50,000 disabled people and touched the lives of more than 500,000 adults and children who have placed their Christmas requests with him. Woven throughout The Red Suit Diaries is a faith and a love of giving that energizes Butcharts mission to spread joy to children of all ages in the name of Christ. No wonder even the most skeptical say, I believe. Ed Butchart, an official Santa in Atlanta, Georgia, runs the year-round workshop and ministry Friends of Disabled Adults and Children. As president and founder, hes helped change the lives tens of thousands of disabled people by refurbishing wheelchairs and medical equipment. Butcharts professional Santa Claus career spans 13 years. He is married to Mrs. Claus (Annie), and they have Read more From the Back Cover To: Kids of all ages From: You know who You dont have to wait for Christmas to open this package! Inside, professional Santa Ed Butchart shares how as a once-hardened Marine he found God and began to serve others in inspiring ways. Youll be transfixed by the adventures of this real-life Santa: -discover the joy he spreads in his year-round workshop, refurbishing medical equipment for the disabled -delight in the sweetest of secrets children whisper in Santas ear -warm your heart with Santas story of how he found Mrs. Claus Youll also enjoy Santas personal mail, written from hopeful kids who tell Santa their good deeds and ask for some interesting things in return. From laugh-out loud funny to unforgettably moving, The Red Suit Diaries shows how everyone can celebrate the spirit of Santa-and how you can keep Christmas in your heart every day by nurturing a childlike faith that lasts all year round. Read more See all Editorial Reviews