I was very happy to be there for my good friend …

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I was very happy to be there for my good friend …

I was very happy to be there for my good friend Michael, whenever the need arises I will be there for him. Michael is my hero and I love the fight he has in him to beat this terrible disease. It’s not easy fighting cancer, it can sometimes make you tired and there are times when you want to give up. When that happens I promise the kids that I will be there to lift their spirits and be by their side when sometimes the pain is too much to handle. As much as I like to give the kids a gift to lift their spirits there are many times when just being by their side, comforting them, telling them funny things that will make them smile and laugh can also be a great gift. I felt happy knowing that I made Michael laugh and smile during my visit with him. The TLC Foundation will always be there for these amazing kids , no matter how tough the battle is we will be there by their side helping them fight and hopefully putting a few smiles on their faces to help them get through a very difficult time in their...

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A Message From the TLC Foundation …

Posted by on Jan 1, 2019 in news | 0 comments

A Message From the TLC Foundation  …

A Message From the TLC Foundation It was a very busy year for the TLC Foundation providing hundreds and hundreds of children with smiles and that wouldn’t have happened if it wasn’t for the support of hundreds of individuals. To everyone that supported the charity through financial contributions, the giving of their time, or donating their services, we couldn’t have done it without you. From the bottom of my heart thank you!! Our 4th year at Santa’s House in Victoria park was visited by thousands of people from near and far all in an effort to make a donation to help us help kids. Santa’s House also became a place where people who couldn’t afford a picture with Santa and visits from some special friends from the Children’s Hospital were welcomed with open arms. Unfortunately some of Santa’s House success is based on weather and due to the rain, our first week didn’t hit 2017’s numbers. However, when the weather did cooperate people came out in droves. To everyone who came out to support us at Santa’s House thank you !! Attached are some pictures of children whose faces we put smiles on in 2018. Unfortunately a few of the children in these photos are no longer with us. I have been blessed to have met them and get comfort in knowing we did all we could to brighten up their day when smiles were hard to come by. I hope that the TLC Foundation can continue to put many more smiles on children’s faces in 2019. I know I will do everything I can to make that possible no matter what obstacles are put in our way !!!! From the bottom of my heart thank you to everyone that helped the TLC Foundation make these smiles possible!! Leo Larizza Founder TLC...

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My beautiful and amazing friend Kayla wanted …

Posted by on Dec 28, 2018 in news | 0 comments

My beautiful and  amazing friend Kayla wanted …

My beautiful and amazing friend Kayla wanted something special for Christmas so when I was informed of what she wanted the TLC Foundation went into action to be able to get this gift for her. Layla lives in Windsor so it took some help of some of my elves to get this special package for my friend. On Christmas Eve Layla picked out her new kitten and named her Eve after the special night that she got to meet her new friend. Today Layla got to bring Eve home and the smile on Layla’s face says it all!!! What is truly amazing is Layla’s best friend adopted a kitten right after Layla was diagnosed and her friend named the kitten Layla. It just so happens the kitten Layla adopted is the sister of the kitten her friend adopted. Seriously what were that chances of that...

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This is one of the most heartwarming messages I …

Posted by on Dec 25, 2018 in news | 0 comments

This is one of the most heartwarming messages I have ever received. There was some magic in the air last night as the TLC Foundation granted Christmas wishes to children in the hospital. We are not just providing a gift we are providing wonderful memories that will last a life time!!! When a gift comes from the heart it has more meaning than when it is given for other reasons , the message below confirms that the TLC Foundation must never give up assisting children no matter how difficult it sometimes can be and trust me it’s certainly not getting easier!!!! Not only did Leo and his foundation grant my daughters wish they saw beyond it and multiplied her expectations. I have not seen her smile like that in ages. My husband and I were moved to tears as we watched her uncover the box. We have been so focused on making her well that we’ve had little time to make her happy. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts. Merry Christmas. Happy new Year. Bless...

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The TLC Foundation with the help of hundreds of …

Posted by on Dec 25, 2018 in news | 0 comments

The TLC Foundation with the help of hundreds of volunteers spreads Christmas cheer all over London tonight delivery gifts to over 700 children. Along with the hundreds of underprivileged children the TLC Foundation granted Christmas wishes to ever child that was staying in the hospital. It’s all about putting smiles on the faces of these very deserving kids. If you ask me what I wanted for Christmas I would tell you that I already received it many times over!!! Merry Christmas to all and on behalf of all the children thank you for supporting the TLC...

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The TLC Foundation with the help of hundreds of …

Posted by on Dec 25, 2018 in news | 0 comments

The TLC Foundation with the help of hundreds of …

The TLC Foundation with the help of hundreds of volunteers spreads Christmas cheer all over London tonight delivery gifts to over 700 children. Along with the hundreds of underprivileged children the TLC Foundation granted Christmas wishes to ever child that was staying in the hospital. It’s all about putting smiles on the faces of these very deserving kids. If you ask me what I wanted for Christmas I would tell you that I already received it many times over!!! Merry Christmas to all and on behalf of all the children thank you for supporting the TLC...

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I am truly amazed by all the acts of kindness that …

Posted by on Dec 21, 2018 in news | 0 comments

I am truly amazed by all the acts of kindness that …

I am truly amazed by all the acts of kindness that the TLC Foundation experiences on a yearly basis. People reaching out doing some amazing things all because they want to help others in need. I recently received a call from a lady that wanted to make a donation to the TLC Foundation , she heard me on the radio talking about what the TLC Foundation does and she wanted to help. I met this lady at a coffee shop near Santa’s house with a friend of hers and I must say I immediately felt that this lady was something special. It wasn’t until I met her that I realized the reason why she couldn’t meet me at Santa’s house . Mihaiela lost her husband to cancer 3 years ago and a few months later was in a very bad car accident. Mihaiela has difficulty get around and is still mending from the accident but she took the time to come to me to ensure I receive her very generous donation and some other gifts for children. Mihaiela reminded me of my mother someone who has a very big heart and a very deep caring for others and would give everything they have to help others. Mihaiela told me to keep on putting smiles on the children’s faces but that day she put a big smile on...

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There are times when I don’t realize the real …

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There are times when I don’t realize the real …

There are times when I don’t realize the real impact the TLC Foundation has on children and their families. It’s times like this that send me a message and that message is to never give up assisting children no matter what hurdles are put in our way!!!! I recently received a message from a mother who informed me that their daughter, Georgia who I had the pleasure of meeting recently passed away. I remember meeting this beautiful little girl and seeing the smiles on her face when she opened the gift we had brought her, I remember it like it was yesterday. The family would like to make a donation to the TLC Foundation in memory of their daughter. The mother wanted to let me know that the family wants to use the funds that were going to be used to buy Georgia Christmas presents be used to purchase gifts for children that will be in the hospital on Christmas Eve. Every Child that is in the hospital on Christmas Eve will be granted a Christmas wish by the TLC Foundation and this year we will grant those wishes in Georgia’s memory. I send prayers and love to Georgia’s family during this very difficult time. I hope they get some comfort in knowing that because of their love and caring for others the TLC Foundation will do it’s best to put smiles on the faces of children that need a little lift this Christmas Eve, all in memory of Georgia. Rest in Peace Georgia, you will always be loved and will never be...

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Comet will be at Santa’s House this Saturday and …

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Comet will be at Santa’s House this Saturday and …

Comet will be at Santa’s House this Saturday and Sunday from 1 to 4 pm. Get your picture taken with Santa and then get a meet and greet with Comet. Don’t miss this special visit from Santa’s favourite reindeer!!!

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My heart was filled with joy when my friend Deklan …

Posted by on Dec 16, 2018 in news | 0 comments

My heart was filled with joy when my friend Deklan …

My heart was filled with joy when my friend Deklan came by Santa’s House to not only get a picture with Santa but also one with me. Santa’s House is a magical place, there are lots of special things that go on in this amazing house. Visitors from different parts of the world that have never seen or heard of the man in the red suit come by to get a photo taken , a babies first introduction to Santa ( which doesn’t always go well) to friends like Deklan and what an amazing little girl she is, coming to show their support all in an effort for the TLC Foundation to assist kids all year long. Thank you Deklan for giving me the best present of all, a big beautiful smile that warmed my...

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