Santa Claus and the U-S Marines made sure children who will be spending Christmas in a hospital bed this year are not forgotten.  The youngsters are patients at the Nebraska Medical Center. 

Santa was escorted by the Marines into the hospital Wednesday afternoon.  The children got to give Santa their Christmas wish list.  The pediatric patients were also presented with toys that the Marines collected during their annual Toys For Tots campaign.

The event allows children who are battling serious disease or injury to feel the warmth and generosity of others during the holiday season.

Patients who could not leave their hospital rooms got a bedside visit from Santa and the Marines.