Town Celebrates Halloween and Christmas Early for 4 Year Old Boy with Cancer [VIDEO]
Seems as though each year we all get so wrapped up in the holidays that sometimes we lose sight of what the holidays are meant to be for - children.
The town of West Jordan, Utah just set everything aside to show their support for a 4 year old diagnosed with leukemia.
Four-year-old Ethan Van Leuven lives in West Jordan, just south of Salt Lake City. And was diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukemia back in 2011, right before his second birthday.
Sadly, his parents recently found out Ethan's cancer treatments weren't working. And his doctors say he might only have another couple of weeks left to live. So with no time to lose, the entire community rallied to make sure Ethan's last days with us are good ones.
Last Tuesday, the town celebrated Halloween a week-and-a-half early, so that Ethan could go trick-or-treating as Superman. Then on Thursday, they had a parade to celebrate his fifth birthday, which is next month. And over this past weekend, they all celebrated Christmas.
A local radio station even changed their format to play nothing but Christmas music for three straight hours on Friday evening. All of Ethan's neighbors put up their Christmas lights early and more than 150 people sang carols in Ethan's front yard. Then Saturday morning, he got to open all his presents.
Ethan's dad says it's been amazing to see how happy and excited Ethan has been this past week. And the amount of love and support they've gotten from friends and neighbors has been overwhelming.
What an amazing town and community and a touching story! Click here to see the photos