Town Celebrates Christmas Early For Cancer-Stricken Two-Year-Old

Christmas has come early for one US neighbourhood so a little boy who has just a month to live doesn't miss out.

Two-year-old Brody Allen has ETMR tumours (embroynaltumour with multilayered rosettes), a rare form of cancer and was told he had just two months to live in August.

Credit: Team Brody/Facebook
Credit: Team Brody/Facebook

Little Brody was taken into hospital after suffering from dizzy spells and his family were given the devastating news that he had four tumours on his brain and one on his spine. After spending 98 days in hospital Brody was discharged, and his family warned that he had just two months to live.

The family, from Cincinnati, Ohio, has since decided to make sure every day is packed full of happy memories and fun for Brody - including celebrating Christmas early so he wouldn't miss it.

Hearing about their plans, Brody's neighbours rallied round and also put up their decorations early, with fairy lights, candy canes and huge Christmas figures. They also sent the little boy Christmas cards to help him make feel more festive.

Brody's dad Todd said: "We do Christmas big. For us, it's about family time and those memories and traditions that you can't ever get back."

Todd, a truck driver, says he's not worked since the diagnoses and has decided to spend all his time making sure his son is happy.

Credit: Team Brody/Facebook
Credit: Team Brody/Facebook

In a Facebook post, Todd wrote that Brody has 'no idea how sick he is' and that he little boy 'doesn't care' as he would rather just 'have fun and enjoy every minute'.

Speaking to WCPQ, he added: "He's happy. He's enjoying life. That's how we're going to spend our days. I work every day to make him happy."

The family say despite the doctor's prognosis, they really don't know how long they have left with Brody, but whether it's a week or months, they want to make sure he has the best, most loving life possible.

Credit: Facebook/Team Brody
Credit: Facebook/Team Brody

The family has also set up a GoFundMe page to help raise funds for treatment, which has raised $6,505 of a $15,000 target. You can donate here.

Featured Image Credit: Facebook/Team Brody

Claire Reid

Claire Reid is a journalist at LADbible. Claire graduated from Liverpool John Moores University with a BA in journalism. She’s previously worked at Trinity Mirror. Since joining LADbible, Claire has worked on pieces for the UOKM8? mental health campaign, the Yemen crisis, life in the Calais Jungle as well as a profile of a man who is turning himself into a cyborg.

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