Christmas Comes Early for Boy Battling Brain Cancer

By: Courtesy of WSET-TV Email
By: Courtesy of WSET-TV Email

RUSTBURG, Va -- Nathan Norman has battled cancer for most of his life. That fight started in 2009 when he was diagnosed with brain cancer at just a year old.

As he begins a new round of chemotherapy, he has one request. All he wants is Christmas.

Christmas joy is exactly what he is getting thanks to the help from a few good neighbors. First his parents put up a Christmas tree and lights and soon after neighbors put up their own trees and decorations.

Now, the Christmas spirit has spread all over the country. Every day, Nathan gets 20 to 30 Christmas cards from people inspired by his story. The support from family, friends and strangers gives the Norman family the strength to face the future.

"When you ask Nathan, 'Are you scared?' He'll say, 'No, God is with me.' His sister asked him, 'Nathan, are you scared you might get see Jesus soon?' As a mom, I'm saying, 'No. No one is going to see Jesus. Everybody is staying here. We'll see Jesus when we are old,' but Nathan said no he is not scared to see Jesus. He would just miss Mommy and Daddy," said Dawn Norman, Nathan's mom.

Nathan's family says they will leave the tree up all year if they have to. They said everyone should live each day like it is Christmas.

If you want to help Nathan and his family, you can send Christmas cards to:

Nathan Norman
81 Dunivan Dr
Rustburg, Va
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