Real-life Grinch destroys decorations for terminally ill boy celebrating Christmas early
CINCINNATI, Ohio (SBG) - Christmas decorations put up in Colerain Township, Ohio for a 2-year-old boy with terminal brain cancer have been vandalized for a second time in a week.
The community organized holiday celebrations for the child earlier than the traditional time of year because doctors reportedly warned Brody Allen's family that he likely won't live to experience another Christmas. And it's not just local friends and neighbors who helped, as Brody's father Shilo put a Facebook post up asking for donations. People from all over the world contributed to the cause.
“To have so many people across the world reach out to my son to tell him Merry Christmas, we're thinking about you, we love you is just the greatest gift that I as a father could never give him,” Todd Allen, Brody’s father, said.
But an inflatable Santa Claus had to be repaired yet again because someone vandalized it, as well as other celebratory accessories.
"It's nice seeing the love, but then you got that .1 percent that want to kind of ruin it for that little boy, and I just don't get it, just cowards,” neighbor Perry Mattan said, according to WCPO. "“We'll fix it again … we're just doing it because that little boy should be happy the rest of the time he's here on this earth."