A Poland family is making sure kids in the Valley suffering from a terminal illness can have a merry Christmas this year.

The "Magic of Michael" foundation, founded by the Hirschback family gave out gifts to five families dealing with terminal illness at Akron Children's Hospital in Boardman on Friday.

The hospital even got a visit from Santa and Mrs. Clause to help spread holiday cheer to the children.

The foundation was created following the loss of the Hirschback's son Michael, who died from an inherited condition at the young age of 27.

Michael's sister and president of the foundation Erin Strebb told 21 News how much it means to her to do this event every year.

"Michael touched so many lives so we want to be able to give back to kids in the area and just kind of spread Michael's magic around and it's just been a great way to help a lot of families who are going through a lot of the same things my family did," Strebb said.