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The funeral for a young boy killed by a falling tree inside Maymont Park last week will be held today. Shawn Wills, 4, was killed when a large tree was toppled by winds ahead of a line of severe stormsMore >>
The funeral for a young boy killed by a falling tree inside Maymont Park last week will be held today.More >>
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STONY VREEK, VA--State Police are assisting authorities in Sussex County as they search for a man who fled into the woods Tuesday afternoon. It happened along the 1600 block of Blue Star Highway near theMore >>
State Police are assisting authorities in Sussex County as they search for a man who fled into the woods Tuesday afternoon.More >>
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RICHMOND, VA—A petition to have an animal adoption center at Short Pump Town Center is gaining momentum. More than 1,100 people have now signed the Richmond SPCA's petition, pushing to make the mall petMore >>
A petition to have an animal adoption center at Short Pump Town Center is gaining momentum.More >>
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RICHMOND, VA—A pedestrian was struck by a VCU bus outside City Hall on Tuesday morning. It happened near the intersection of N 9th Street and E Broad Street. The victim's injuries are unknown. Stay withMore >>
RICHMOND, VA—A young woman is in the hospital after being hit by a VCU bus outside City Hall on Tuesday morning.More >>
Rustburg, VA - A very brave five-year-old little boy is fighting for his life, battling a rare and aggressive form of cancer.
Nathan Norman, a five-year-old little boy from Rustburg, has being battling cancer since 2009, when he was just a year old.
It started as brain cancer, but Nathan now has a tumor in his spine as well. He's undergone surgery and chemo, but his latest medical scan in August showed the tumors are growing again.
As Nathan begins a new round of chemo, he had one request for his mom and dad.
"Nathan has asked when we got home if we would put up our Christmas tree and our lights. He thought that would make him feel better cause he didn't feel good," Nathan's mom Dawn said.
With Christmas still three months away, his parents obliged.
"Does it matter if people think we are crazy? Does it matter? Absolutely not. If this is his last Christmas and he can spend it for months, absolutely," said Nathan's dad, Bobby.
But the family quickly learned that the spirit of Nathan's early Christmas is spreading.
Friends and family began putting up Christmas lights and Christmas trees. Then Christmas cards started appearing in the mail, from friends and family and people the family doesn't even know.
"Every day he goes to the mailbox and receives 20-30 cards—Christmas cards," Dawn explained.
With the support of friends and family, and those they've never even met, the spirit of Christmas is giving hope to the Norman family.
"We are enjoying what we have and what we know right now, and what we have today is Christmas on September 26, 2012," Dawn said.
Send Christmas cards to:
Nathan Norman 81 Dunivan Drive Rustburg, VA 24588
To join Nathan's Christmas Facebook page, click HERE.