Christmas Came Early For a 2-Year-Old Boy With Cancer in Ohio Neighbourhood
It's a Christmas miracle.
Christmas came three months early when Santa Claus in a fire truck, Spiderman and Hulk on bikes, wreaths and Christmas carols were spotted in a neighbourhood in Ohio - all for a two-year-old Brody.
According to a report by The New York Times, almost six weeks ago, Brody's parents were informed that their son had only two months to live.
Brody's family, realising that the boy would not live to see another Christmas, decided to bring the festivities in September, with full support from their neighbours.
Brody’s illness was discovered after he complained in May about being dizzy. What was supposed to be an ear infection turned out to be a brain tumour - four embryonal tumours with multilayered rosettes.
According to Brody's father, his ailment is extremely rare and does not respond to medication.
The boy's family decided to celebrate Christmas in September, but realising that they needed more decorations, decided to start a Facebook page called Team Brody to ask their neighbours for help.
To their surprise, everyone wanted to contribute and celebrate Christmas with Brody, so much so that a Christmas parade was organised in Brody's neighbourhood, complete with a Christmas tree, lights, plenty of decorations and even Santa Claus himself.
Community joined Brody Allen, 2-year-old with brain cancer, for his Christmas parade Sunday afternoon. A family-friendly party is underway with Rozzi's fireworks tonight. Public is invited. See details: https://t.co/Otu9KDEEuz pic.twitter.com/M1ZFAepZTs— WCPO (@WCPO) September 23, 2018
A small snippet of the #ChristmasinSeptember parade for #TeamBrody in Colerain Twp. Hundreds of people have lined Springdale Road to celebrate an early Christmas for 2yo Brody who has terminal brain cancer. @DanGriffinWLWT has the story tonight @WLWT pic.twitter.com/QUby5c8TOa— Emily Wood (@EmilyWoodWLWT) September 23, 2018
Christmas parade for #TeamBrody is about to start! Springdale Road will be shut down for the next hour to celebrate #ChristmasinSeptember for 2yo Brody Allen! Ellie Grace is excited for her first parade and Christmas! @WLWT pic.twitter.com/3QGYiR4G2v— Emily Wood (@EmilyWoodWLWT) September 23, 2018
We put our creativity to work for an authentic audience by making Christmas cards to send to a sick little boy in Ohio #teambrody @oakridgeowls @OakridgeMS1 #longdistancecompassion #onesmallthing pic.twitter.com/44OcZYddrS— Claire Reddig (@ReddigWrites) September 18, 2018
Here's a quick clip of Brody's house tonight! A first hand look of the happiness everyone has pro ided for Brody! Thought you guys might enjoy! #TeamBrody #MerryChristmasBrody pic.twitter.com/xAM5hbA8dC— Paige Dunn (@xpaigemichelle) September 18, 2018
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