If you’ve ever lived in San Antonio, you are undoubtedly familiar with the Elf Louise Christmas Project. I’m sad to say that “Elf” Louise Locker has suffered a heart attack, but thankfully appears to be recovering nicely.
The woman behind one of San Antonio’s most prolific Christmas-based charities, Louise Locker, had a heart attack Sunday evening, according to a posting on her facebook page by talk show host Chris Duel.
On Monday morning “Elf” Louise, as she is better known, wrote on her page: “3am in the morning. At Northeast Baptist Hospital. Caring staff. Comfortable. Mostly I am so thankful that I checked out what I thought was indigestion. Thank you so much for your prayers.”
The Elf Louise Christmas Project is a volunteer based organization that works to deliver gifts to children who would otherwise go without.
Locker started the project in 1969 as a student at Trinity University, when she collected gifts for children in 13 families. The organization now has close to 4,500 volunteers, an annual budget of more than $300,000 and distributes some 60,000 gifts, according to its website.
My very best wishes for a full and fast recovery, Elf Louise, and a Merry Christmas to you and your family.