New Orleans fourth-grader pens heartbreaking Christmas wish list asking for 'new shoes and a happier life'
| Sean Devlin For Dailymail.com
12/7/2017 8:25 PM EST
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A fourth grader's wish for a 'happier life' left a New Orleans politician stunned after he read the child's Christmas wish list.
New Orleans city councilperson-elect Jay Banks received the child's wish list from an Angel Tree program at a local YMCA, and wrote a Facebook post about the letter.
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'Put this in context, a 4th grade child has the opportunity to ask for what he wants for Christmas and this is what he asks for,' Banks wrote.
'A new bike, an xbox, other toys or a multitude of other things would not have surprised nor alarmed me but for a 4th grader to ask for...
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