Almost two years ago, one Georgia family received devastating news: They learned the little "bump" on their son's head was actually an inoperable brain tumor. According to Fox 5 Atlanta, doctors told them that 6-year-old Brantley would likely only survive for a few more months-but he's miraculously lived for much longer.
To make his Christmas dream come true, the Dobbs clan, which includes 5-year-old sister Lucy, began celebrating Christmas in early November with decorations and gifts. "Christmas literally blew up in our house the day after Halloween," Brantley's father, Brandon, told 11 Alive.
The family is hoping to fill their home with Christmas ornaments to lift their son's spirits and help him celebrate one final holiday season. To spread the word, a family friend shared Brantley's story on Facebook. Her post quickly attracted attention and now ornaments are pouring in from around the globe.
The ornaments, decorations, and gifts are the perfect distraction for Brantley while he receives hospice care. "It's amazing," his mother, Jamie, said. "He's smiling, laughing-we haven't seen that a lot." While Brantley is now too swollen and weak from treatments to move from his bed in the living room, he's surrounded by holiday ornaments from strangers near and far. Baubles have arrived from across the U.S. and even as far as Italy, Mexico, and Vietnam. "He loves opening the ornaments," his dad said.
You can learn more at Brantley's Christmas Cheer on Facebook, and send ornaments to him at Hospice Atlanta located at this address:
72 Lakeside Drive
(h/t 11 Alive)
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