Town Celebrates Early Christmas for Boy With Terminal Cancer

Paula Liu
By Paula Liu
November 17, 2018Parenting

The community came together to spread some early Christmas cheer, all for a little boy named “Junior.”

Neighbors took time off of their busy schedules on Nov. 15, in order to organize and decorate the little boy’s home into a Christmas wonderland.

Marcus Cook, or “Junior,” is a 4-year-old boy who is battling brain cancer—he was diagnosed back in 2017.

Doctors said that there wasn’t any treatment that could help with his cancer. Currently, Junior is being provided care at home.

Blaire Mathias wanted to do something special to make Junior’s Christmas a little brighter, and so she reached out to people for help in order to make Junior happy.

And the community responded.

Firefighters in rural Metro and Green Valley strung Christmas lights, drawing in people to help, people who didn’t even know the family.

Junior has always been happy, said his grandmother: “He’s got this laugh.”

“Every day has been a celebration of life.”

The coordinator who put the project together, Blaire Mathias, said that they should do everything in their power to help.

A neighbor whose father also had cancer said that sometimes people have good days and bad days.

The town is making sure that Junior won’t be missing out on Christmas.

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