Web Catch: Town of 7,000 brings Christmas to little boy with cancer


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It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas in the small Ontario town of St. George.

It's only October, but wreaths and bright lights adorn storefronts and houses, and a holiday-themed parade even made its way through town on Saturday.

The reason for the season? Seven-year-old Evan Leversage, CBCNews reports.

Evan has been battling brain cancer for five years, and his family recently learned that his tumor has spread.

As Huffington Post Canada reports, Evan made a bucket list. The items on that list included trips to Niagra Falls, a movie, and his favorite restaurant.

The last item on that list – celebrating Christmas – was made possible by the town's 7,000 people.

"It's been an experience that I don't think anyone's ever going to forget,'' Evan's mom, Nicole Wellwood, who organized the event, told the Huffington Post.

"It truly has been amazing having the love and support from this community as well as worldwide. It truly has been lifting up a lot of spirits and bringing in a lot of sunshine during a dark time," she added.

Many people commemorated the special event on Twitter using the hashtag #lightsonforEvan.


A GoFundMe campaign has raised more than $40,000 for Evan and his family.

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