These neighbors celebrate Halloween early for a child with cancer

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HALLOWEEN – Pumpkins and witches in mid-September. With terminal cancer, 5-year-old Alexandros Hurdakis dreamed of celebrating his favorite holiday: Hallowe’en. A wish that your neighborhood, in the neighborhood of Hamilton, Ontario in Canadagranted, by organizing a big event on September 14, as you can see in the video above.

Alexandros fights the cancer since I was 11 months old. In 2018, she was diagnosed with ependymoma, a brain tumor that grows in the brain or the spinal cord. Because the tumor is located in the brain stem, the child cannot swallow or speak properly. So he breathes through a trach tube and eats through a tube.

Despite numerous surgeries followed by chemotherapy and radiation, the cancer clings In early September, doctors announced that Alexandros was in last phase. ” It is with a heavy heart that we wish to inform you all of some bad news for our warrior, we can read on the Instagram account of his mother, Kira Hurdakis. Today we had a visit from Alex’s doctors. They’ll be surprised if Alex is with us next week. »

Following the announcement, a family friend, Paula Tzouanakis Anderson, visited them. The 5-year-old boy tells her that she wants to celebrate Halloween at one of the Niagara Falls haunted houses. But since Alexandros could not travel, the Canadian decided to bring Hallowe’en it’s up to him.

A wave of solidarity

In just three days, Paula mobilized neighbors, relatives and organized an unforgettable party for the young man. If she thought that she would gather 200 people, more than 1,000 people joined the celebration.

In the streets of the district, zombies, witches, characters from Ghostbusters Y paw patrol, they came together to support Alexandros. The city’s firefighters also came to greet him. ” So many people came together to make this night great.the organizer of the event told the CBC. It was just amazing. Alex greeted each person in the crowd. She knew it was for him. could you see thelove in his eyes. »

This celebration also raised donations to help the Hurdakis family cover medical expenses. But above all, the little boy was able to enjoy his favorite party. ” He was very happy, he was waving and giving everyone a high five, even though he was exhausted.said Nick, his father, a This day. We really didn’t expect that. »

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