Young cancer survivor sees wish to help orphans come true

Shreyas Karki, 11, went to Child Protective Services where the Make A Wish foundation presented Christmas gifts to orphans.

December 19, 2011 3:56:23 PM PST
A young cancer survivor saw his wish to help other kids come true.

Shreyas Karki, 11, went to Child Protective Services where the Make A Wish foundation presented Christmas gifts to orphans. Two years ago, Karki was diagnosed with non-Hodgkins lymphoma. Karki told Make A Wish that his wish was for orphans to receive Christmas gifts.

Karki got the kids Nerf guns and skateboards for boys, and nail polish and jewelry for the girls.

"I really did feel like Santa Claus. It makes me feel something inside me, like I was proud of myself and proud that I was able to help people. It's all I wanted to do -- help people," said Karki.

He told us that learning that he had cancer came as a huge shock, but he says beating the disease helped him build character and become a better person.