OH boy with brain cancer gets early Christmas

Ohio is throwing his two-year-old son who was diagnosed with aggressive cancer in May a Christmas celebration after doctors said his son would not live until December

Ohio is throwing his two-year-old son who was diagnosed with aggressive cancer in May a Christmas celebration after doctors said his son would not live until December

It's only September but a residential street in Ohio, United States, is already decked out in Christmas decor. A week ago, their town of Colerain Township in northern Cincinnati started to decorate for Christmas too.

Neighbours have come together to bring some festive cheer to Brody Allen, a two-year-old boy who is gravely ill with a rare form of brain cancer.

The hospital gave Brody the most aggressive chemotherapy it could, but the cancer "didn't respond to treatment very well", McKenzie said. But when they took him to the children's hospital for treatment, Allen said doctors found four brain tumors.

"We chose to make every day that he has left as awesome as it can be", Brody's sister McKenzie Allen, 21, told ABC News. In fact, Brody was getting worse, he now had a fifth tumor.

"He loves Christmas lights", Allen said.

On August 4, Brody stopped receiving treatments.

The doctors told the family that there is nothing more they could do for Brody and that he might have only two more months.

At just two years old, Brody doesn't fully understand his illness.

"It's was unimaginable. I really don't have any word, but the best I can describe is my heart just instantly drops to the bottom of my stomach", Allen said. He doesn't let it stop him. "He gets aggravated that he can't run around, but he taught himself how to crawl again".

Ohio is throwing his two-year-old son who was diagnosed with aggressive cancer in May a Christmas celebration after doctors said his son would not live until December

In May, Brody's family realized there may be something more serious wrong with him after he appeared dizzy, vomited and had difficulty walking. He probably won't make it to Christmas, a holiday that he loves.

Besides sending the Allens Christmas cards, gifts, and snacks, the community is now planning a Christmas parade for Brody on Sept 23. The Allens have used the page to keep family up to date on Brody's condition, but the group kept growing with friends and others interested in Brody's story. So the family made a decision to hold Christmas early, so Brody could get just one more.

"We asked for some decorations, and honestly I don't even know who donated", Allen said.

The family received an outpouring of support from neighbors and strangers in the community who brought them Christmas items, according to Allen.

"A gentleman named Ryan".

Another neighbour followed suit and put up snowflakes, poinsettias, and garlands on her fence and lights.

"We just wanted to do something to make this really special for them, because they are going through a hard time", neighbour Amanda Beckman said. "It was awful", Allen said. "So the first night we put out lights - which compared to now is nothing - we rolled him out in his little wagon and he just let out the biggest 'wow!'"

"He woke up one day and the Christmas tree was out".

Allen said Brody loved seeing Christmas lights during his first holiday season a year ago. His attitude this year hasn't changed - and the decorations have gotten the whole neighborhood in the Christmas spirit.

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