Halloween might be just around the corner, but one Canadian town is busy putting up Christmas lights and decorations instead — all for a very special someone.
Seven-year-old Evan Leversage, who lives in St. George, Ont., has been batting brain cancer for five years. Sadly, doctors recently told his mother that Evan’s tumour has grown and spread. They suggested that the family celebrate Christmas early this year, according to the CBC.
It’s truly heartbreaking stuff, and Evan’s aunts decided to go above and beyond by creating a “Christmas in St. George” Facebook page to get everyone in town to participate in this early celebration. They got just that and more.
“You look out our front window, the entire street is lit up,” said Evan’s mom, Nicole Wellwood, to the CBC. “Everywhere you look it’s Christmas. It’s more than I could have imagined.”
Right now, when Evan walks down the streets of his little town, he sees hundreds of houses all dressed up for Christmas. And here’s the best part: A huge Christmas parade is going to pass by his house on Oct. 24, and right before the parade Evan and his family will be enjoying dinner (on the house, of course) at a local restaurant.
Since little Evan’s story has been making the rounds on social media, people from all over Canada have been sending their love to the boy.
“Merry Christmas Evan and family! Sending warm wishes and positive thoughts from Port Alberni B.C. 🎄🎁🎄🎁❤❤❤,” said one Facebook user.
“Merry Christmas Evan. All the way from Fort McMurray, Alberta. I’m sure Santa knows what a good boy you have been. You will have a fabulous day xoxox,” said another.
People have even been sending Christmas cards to Evan (at this address: St.George Ontario, N0E 1N0) because the local post office is collecting all mail for Evan and delivering it to him. Absolutely amazing, right?
As for Evan, well, when he asked his mom why everyone was doing this, she responded with, “Because you have a whole town that loves you.” A whole town and all of Canada, Evan. Enjoy Christmas, little man. You deserve it.