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Arp ISD Chief of Police Craig Robinson and his wife Dania are now parents to the Tyler 2022 Miracle Child.

And preparing for what they say will be an unforgettable experience later this week.

Their three-year old son Corbin has been chosen to illuminate the Rose City's Christmas tree Thursday at the Tyler Christmas Parade, by the Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals at CHRISTUS Mother Frances Hospital in Tyler.

Corbin has down syndrome, and dealt with heart complications when he was born three weeks prior to full term.

The Rotary Club of Tyler Christmas Parade runs from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Thursday on Broadway Avenue in Downtown Tyler.

The lighting of the tree will take place at Tyler's Downtown Square after all the floats have completed their parade route.

The theme of this year's parade is "Super Heroes Celebrate Christmas."



CLICK HERE TO WATCH KLTV'S STORY written by Arthur Clayborn and Christian Terry below.

Arp ‘Miracle Child’ to light City of Tyler Christmas tree

TYLER, Texas (KLTV) - A 3-year-old boy from Arp has been selected as the Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals at CHRISTUS Mother Frances Hospital - Tyler 2022 Miracle Child and will light the City of Tyler Christmas tree Thursday at the Tyler Christmas Parade.

The 2022 Miracle Child, Corbin Robinson, was introduced at the Goodman-LeGrand House & Museum in Tyler Tuesday.

Corbin Robinson is the son of Dania and Craig Robinson. He was born at 37 weeks gestation and weighed 7 pounds, 3 ounces. Shortly after his birth, he was diagnosed with Down Syndrome.

Within a few hours after his birth, his mother, Dania, realized something wasn’t quite right. Due to challenges with feeding and breathing, Corbin was admitted into the NICU at CHRISTUS Mother Francis Hospital - Tyler. There, doctors discovered a hole in the newborn’s heart that had to be monitored closely. After 35 days, Corbin was discharged and has been thriving ever since. Since then, the hole in Corbin’s heart has closed on its own and Corbin did not need heart surgery.

“We never in our wildest dreams thought that our son would be chosen because to us, Corbin is no different than any other child. Yes he has Down Syndrome but it has never stopped him from doing what he wants, when he wants to do it,” said Corbin’s father, Craig.

As to Thursday’s event, Craig says the memory will be something they never forget.

“It will be an unforgettable experience for all three of us and we look forward to doing it this Thursday,” he said.