Seven-year-old Evan Leversage of St. George, Ontario has been courageously fighting brain cancer for the majority of his life. After five years of living with the disease, Evan's brain tumor has been recently determined to have increased in size. Medical professionals have told his parents that he could be gone by the year's end.
Once they received that heartbreaking prognosis, Evan's parents decided to gather their family and celebrate Christmas on October 24th. But the extended family did not stop there. They circulated flyers, created a Facebook event page and started a crowdfunding campaign to allow the entire town to celebrate Christmas early with Evan and his family. Thus far they've raised $21,000. Evan's mother told the CBC,
"You look out our front window, the entire street is lit up. 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.'"