Christmas came a lot earlier this year for one father living in Warndon, Worcester. Over 200 people came to celebrate with him in an attempt to help him feel Christmas joy after he found out he was terminally ill.
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Matthew Sandbrook was expecting only a small gathering to celebrate the holiday early. He thought there would only be family and a few friends, but his loved ones didn’t want him to miss the happiness that Christmas brings.
They brought amazing decorations, sang carols, and added a snow machine to complete the atmosphere. Sandbrook was recently diagnosed with a brain tumor, and it is incurable, according to Sunnyskyz.
His cousin Nikki revealed that they all worked so hard to make sure that his last Christmas would be a great one.
“It’s all happened quickly, his time’s been cut short, and his family decided to move Christmas Day, so he can celebrate with his close loved ones, his boys, his partner,” she shared with the outlet.
The people who took part in the festivities sang “Stand by Me” just when the father of three and his family came out of the house. After that, they kept on singing popular Christmas tunes.
A touching moment was when they all gathered, pointed phone flashlights to the sky, and sang Snow Patrol’s “Run.”
“We brought the Christmas spirit to Warndon - we really did it. I can’t believe it. All that hard work, sleepless nights, and text messages have been worth it. It meant the world to them,” Nikki said for Worcester News.
One of the neighbors who got involved in the festivities confessed that it felt “so overwhelming” to be part of this special day and witness the community coming together to offer a special last Christmas to a good man.