Santa's soldier: Granger boy sending care packages to deployed military
By Maria Catanzarite
December 11, 2016
Ever since Tristan Badia was a little boy, he had a giving spirit. It started with feeding little sister Haylie.
"Always getting out, getting her bottles -- stuff like that, and it just kind of pushed on and on from there," said Jason, Tristan's father
Now, it's on to Operation Make Their Day, the second year the 12-year-old from Granger is making care packages for deployed service members. Last year, when NewsCenter 16 met Tristan, he sent 26 cardboard boxes of goodies overseas. In 2016, he and Haylie have compiled 30 packages -- and the mission isn't over.
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