Parade honors 2-year-old Brody Allen

A Christmas parade in September for Brody Allen

COLERAIN TOWNSHIP, OH (FOX19) - Colerain Township threw a Christmas celebration Sunday for 2-year-old Brody Allen.

In May, Brody was disgnosed with a rare form of brain and spinal cancer and his doctors say he is not expected to survive the year.

His family and the community have been hosting a series of events to provide “Christmas in September” for Brody.

Over the past few weeks, people in the Colerain community have decorated their homes and front yards with Christmas cheer.

On Sunday, supporters lined the streets of his hometown for “Brody’s Superhero Christmas Parade.”

“This is awesome. You can’t get better than this. God shines his light on us today for this boy,” said Chico Rider, who attended Brody’s parade.

“This little boy. His story is sad, but we’ve all come out to support him,” said Rita Seifert, Colerain resident.

Brody’s family says he enjoyed every moment of the day, from singing carols to checking out spiderman and being outside.

His family is thankful they were able to celebrate Brody’s day with his community.

“Look around you. It’s September and we’re celebrating Christmas. All these kids are doing things they wouldn’t be able to. We’re grateful for today and giving our family a huge hug,” said Todd Allen, Brody’s dad.

Brody’s family has asked that all events, visits and package deliveries end Sunday.

Starting Monday, they’re planning to spend time as a family without any distractions.

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