For one sick boy who might not make it to Christmas, a Canadian community has delivered the holiday early.

Evan Leversage has been fighting brain cancer for the past five years. When his doctors suggested that the family celebrate Christmas sooner than later, an outpouring of support from the seven-year-old’s community of St. George, Ontario made it happen in October.

Neighbors and friends started decorating their houses, going as far as importing fake snow to scatter around. Carolers have also been gathering early to sing songs on peoples’ doorsteps.

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The community even arranged an early Santa Claus parade with 7,000 people in attendance, including Santa himself, who promised to bring Evan “Spongebob Squarepants” for Christmas.

Sure enough, later that night, Spongebob showed up at Evan’s door for a visit.

The GoFoundMe page set up to help the Leversage family with medical expenses had an initial goal of raising $1,500. Today, the fund has collected $45,854.

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