Family and neighbors ring in an early Christmas for cancer-stricken boy, 2, who has just a month to live
Reports state that the neighbors have also set up a GoFundMe page to assist Brody Allen's parents financially.
An Ohio neighborhood celebrated Christmas a little early for a two-year-old boy suffering from cancer who has just one month to live, according to reports.
The boy, Brody Allen, reportedly suffers from Embryonal Tumor with Multilayered Rosettes (ETMR) tumors, which is a very rare form of cancer.
The two-year-old's family recently discovered that the child has been struck by deadly cancer when they took him to the hospital after he complained of feeling dizzy earlier this year. Reports state that by the time the condition was diagnosed, cancer had already spread and there were four tumors in the boy's brain, and one on his spine, according to the Daily Mail.
The doctors, then, informed the family that Brody had just two months to live after he was discharged from the hospital. He had reportedly spent 98 days in doctors' care.
Ever since the family was given a timeline by the medical experts, they have dedicated every day to Brody and are trying to give as much happiness as possible to the little boy, which includes celebrating Christmas early with their child, which is their favorite holiday, reports state.
After the neighbors in the family's Cincinnati home spotted the Christmas decorating in their yard, even they decided to join in their celebration and decorated their own yards with candy canes and lights too.
Two-year-old Brody Allen is battling a rare brain & spine cancer, but his spirits are still high. To make sure he enjoys his favorite holiday, the community is helping his family give him an early Christmas. The incredible, touching story - on @FOX19 NOW @ 10. pic.twitter.com/1IlLXYniYG— Jessica Schmidt (@JSchmidtTV) September 12, 2018
Reports state that the neighbors have also set up a GoFundMe page to assist the boy, and his parents financially. Brody's father, Todd, who is a truck driver, has reportedly not worked ever since his little boy was diagnosed with the tumors. He has been by his son's side, ever since; trying to keep him happy.
Brody reportedly doesn't have any idea about how sick how sick he is and his parents want to keep it that way.
Todd, in a Facebook post earlier this month, said: "He has no idea how sick he is. He doesn't care. He just wants to have fun and enjoy every minute,' Todd said in a Facebook post earlier this month."
Todd, while talking to a local network WCPO, said that his son is happy: "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."