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'He Knows How to Work a Room': Homeless Boy at Seattle Children's Spreads Cheer at Charity Event

'He Knows How to Work a Room': Homeless Boy at Seattle Children's Spreads Cheer at Charity Event

Gio’moni “Gio” Caro is set to leave Seattle Children’s this week. With ailments ranging from scoliosis to heart disease, the 6-year-old has been in and out of hospitals for most of his life, all without having a permanent home. But before leaving this time, Gio hosted a hospital show. Dressed as one of Santa’s elves, he passed out gifts, led holiday songs and danced in front of a crowd of dozens in the hospital’s inpatient playroom on Tuesday, Dec. 20 as part of a charity event.

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