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Brody Allen Christmas: Toddler With Cancer Gets Early Celebration

An Ohio toddler celebrated Christmas early with help from his community after being diagnosed with a rare brain cancer. (YouTube/CBS News)

By    |   Thursday, 13 September 2018 01:01 PM

Brody Allen got an early Christmas celebration when an Ohio neighborhood decked out in holiday decorations to bring cheer to the 2-year-old, who suffers from a rare type of brain cancer and may have just weeks left to live.

Brody was diagnosed with cancer in May and started chemo shortly after, but several weeks later he showed no signs of improving and doctors decided to stop treatment on Aug. 4, CBS News reported.

He was given about two months to live, which means he will likely not make it to Christmas, so his family decided to celebrate the holiday early.

A Facebook group was created, initially as a means of keeping friends and family updated on Brody’s condition, but it also became a platform in which his family appealed to local residents to help in their plight to spread some festive cheer.

Soon the Christmas cards were streaming in from around the globe, but it did not stop there.

The entire neighborhood decided to get involved, with residents decking out their homes in Christmas decorations in support of the initiative, CBS noted.

“Our wish is to be able to provide Christmas to our little boy and make it the best Christmas ever what started out as a request for donations for Christmas d�cor has turned into a city-wide effort in Cincinnati of lighting up the city for Brody,” the Allen family said in a post to Facebook.

Brody’s sister, McKenzie Allen, 21, said her brother was loving the festive spirit.

“Every day he wakes up and he has the Christmas lights outside and the tree inside and he is so happy ... He's ecstatic,” she said, according to CBS.

She added that, while the treatments did not work, their family is grateful for the time they could spend together.

“Just seeing him happy makes it less terrible,” she said, according to Fox 19. “It's amazing, and I can't help but say thank you.”

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Brody Allen got an early Christmas celebration when an Ohio neighborhood decked out in holiday decorations to bring cheer to the 2-year-old, who suffers from a rare type of brain cancer and may have just weeks left to live.
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