Reporting Aristea Brady
MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) - Eight-year-old Lexi Dietz stole our hearts when we told her story a couple months ago.
She may not be able to use her arms, but she doesn’t let that get in the way. Innovation and persistence is the combo that has people talking about Lexi, who uses her feet to do things like write, paint, play on the iPad and even eat.
Lexi’s courage is only one of the many reasons why WCCO and Slumberland chose to surprise her and her family in this Season of Hope.
Lexi has a 3-year-old brother named Elliott, and pretty soon the Dietz family will need to add one more stocking to the collection – they’re expecting a little boy.
Lexi’s mother, Jamie, has been on bed rest for more than a month, making her unable to work. With medical bills piling up, Jamie says she feared the kids wouldn’t have the Christmas she’d hoped.
That’s where WCCO came in. The fun started with brand new accessories, followed by everything and anything that has to do with princesses.
The toy bag was so big that Elliot needed a little help to carry it. After Elliot got his gifts, we let Lexi in on a little secret surprise for her mother – a rocking chair and an e-reader!
Out of all the presents, the pink karaoke machine seemed to be the crowd favorite.
The best part of this season of hope is that Lexi was able to just be a kid at Christmas.
Watch the video above to see the joy of Dietz family in n action!