Boy returns home to see his Christmas wish come true
Eugene, OR -- At 11 years old, Brandon Smith is fighting his second battle against cancer -- a brain tumor.
He still has 11 more months of chemotherapy to go, but for now he's spending some time at home for the holidays.
Brandon told his mom that all he wanted for Christmas was to see his house decorated in lights.
One business helped the Smith family bring Brandon's wish to light, just in time for his return from the hospital Wednesday morning.
David Blackford, Department Manager at Home Depot in Eugene, said they got a phone call from a family friend telling them about his request.
"We got a few toys, which I don't know if we're gonna save that as a surprise or not but we did lights, decorated the tree, we left some bulbs for him to do with the family so he could participate in the decorating," Blackford said.
Nearly a dozen Home Depot employees volunteered their time to deck out Brandon's house in the rain on Tuesday.
When Brandon pulled up to his house today and saw the giant inflatable Santas, he was almost speechless.
"I think they're pretty cool!" he said.
Home Depot also decorated Brandon's Christmas tree. When he arrived home, Brandon unwrapped a special gift that the volunteers left behind, a remote control car.