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Town to hold Christmas in October for boy with terminal cancer

Thousands of residents have decorated the outside of their homes with lights while a parade of 25 floats will pass by Evans home on Saturday.

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A TOWN IN Canada is bringing Christmas forward to October 24 for a terminally ill 7-year-old boy.

Evan Leversage was diagnosed with an inoperable brain tumour shortly before his second birthday and his mother Nicole Wellwood was recently told by doctors that “he won’t be with us much longer”.

Since then the town of St George took it upon themselves to hold an early Christmas, with a Facebook page being set up to help organise the celebrations.

Thousands of residents have decorated the outside of their homes with lights while a parade of 25 floats will pass by Evan’s home on Saturday.

Speaking to CBC, Wellwood said, “Everywhere you look it’s Christmas. It’s more than I could have imagined.

When Evan looks out his window, the backyard is decorated and there’s a sign saying ‘Merry Christmas’.

The story of Evan’s early Christmas is being shared online with the #lightsonforeven hashtag.

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