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Facts verified in Santa's hospital visit story

Facts verified in Santa's hospital visit story

"The News Sentinel can not establish that Schmitt-Matzen's account is inaccurate", they said, "but more importantly, ongoing reporting can not establish that it is accurate".

Or maybe Schmitt-Matzen simply wanted to make people feel good during troubled times.

"I think we're losing track of what the story is about", he said.

"'They say I'm gonna die".

Hospitals near Schmitt-Matzen's home and workplace in Jacksboro, in suburban Knoxville, said they had no record of the events described in the News Sentinel's column and accompanying videos. 'How can I tell when I get to where I'm going?'

The story was picked up nationally and internationally, and Schmitt-Matzen has given more interviews about the story, each time affirming that he is keeping the boy's information private out of respect for the family.

The News Sentinel says Schmitt-Matzen's accounting has stayed consistent as the story went viral across social media and major news outlets. "I can handle that better than I can handle a child in my arms dying", he said.

Schmitt-Matzen wrapped his arms around the child.

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But it has agreed not to publish them for the sake of privacy.

Eric Schmitt-Matzen is a Tennessee man who plays the role of jolly ol' St. Nick every Christmas.

"This has proven unsuccessful", the paper said.

In addition, Schmitt-Matzen's wife, Sharon, of 38 years spoke with 10News on Wednesday night and also helped fill in details of her husband's story and his response to what happened that day in what she said was mid-October.

His Santa-like features make him a ideal fit to ride with reindeers in a sleigh, but Greenleaf says there is more to being Santa than just looking like him. He said repeatedly that he would not disclose details of the incident, including the hospital at which he said it occurred and the name of the nurse who summoned him. I'll support them in any way I can, but the way my life's been upset in the last three days, four days, don't do it. There's no way you can miss Christmas! Enough. You took Prince, David Bowie and Leonard Cohen.

"The nurses are afraid of an immediate supervisor, being vindictive, and they know the hospital won't allow them being fired for not following protocol for this issue", Schmitt-Matzen explained. They were sick children in hospital who came from disadvantaged backgrounds.

Investigating the story, Snopes says East Tennessee Children's Hospital and University of Tennessee Medical Center confirmed a visit like the one described did not occur at either facility and other hospitals have been contacted. But who needs rescue here?


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