Thousands Help Boy With Cancer Celebrate Christmas Early

Thousands celebrate early Christmas in St. George Ontario

A small town in Ontario recently rallied together to prepare an early Christmas for a child with brain cancer and this past Saturday the party showed to be a vacation to keep in mind, complete with a parade, floats and Santa Claus.

Evan Leversage, 7, was detected with brain cancer 5 years back and in September doctors told his family to commemorate the holidays early because his time might be restricted. His relative Shelly Wellwood started planning a small Christmas celebration, however it rapidly became widespread thanks to a post on Facebook.

Over 7,000 individuals appeared for the parade in St. George on Saturday, according to Evan’s relative Jennifer Jablecki.

Celebrating early Christmas with Evan Leversage
St. George, Ontario celebrated Christmas on Saturday for 7-year-old Evan Leversage who has cancer. Photo by Ev Scott

More than 200 floats could have taken part in the festivities but Jablecki said they had to cap it off at 25 because they didn’t want to overwhelm Evan. The floats were covered in lights, ornaments and pictures of Evan’s favorite fictional characters.

“Evan’s favorite thing is trucks so everything from cement trucks to older vehicles were in the parade,” Jablecki said. “There was a very large tow truck and a few community floats that were decorated more than I’ve ever seen.”

Thousands celebrated Christmas with boy who has cancer
Photo by Ev Scott

The parade lasted about 45 minutes, King said, and it ended with Evan joining Santa Claus on his sleigh “in the place of honor beside Saint Nick himself.”

“It was pretty spectacular to see him waving to the crowd,” Jablecki said. “Evan was all smiles all day long.”

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Featured image by Ev Scott

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