The holidays are quickly approaching, and everyone is beginning to get into the spirit. Families are making plans for gathering around the Christmas tree. Kids are getting excited about their favorite elf making a visit to their house on Christmas Eve. People are starting to decorate their houses with Christmas lights that can be seen from miles away. Although Christmas is still well over a month away, this family is celebrating the holiday a bit early this year. You may be thinking that that’s a little silly, since it seems like the whole country goes Christmas crazy too early, but this family has a very special reason for celebrating early, and the reason will certainly bring tears to your eyes.He enjoys playing with Legos, Minecraft, and Star Wars.
In early October, Jacob’s parents were informed that he only had one more month to live, so they decided to celebrate Christmas early.
“He got some cards from this Halloween, and he opened up and saw them and it was like getting a gift, ” said Roger Guay, Jacob’s father.
“He was excited to see what people had to say and it just brightened his day,” said Guay.
“People have called him an old soul and I believe it because he has taught us so much about life and about people,” said Guay. “He’s accomplished everything that he needed to do by 9 years old, and a lot of people don’t accomplish that, ever.”
His hospital room at Maine Medical Center will be decorated with snow, a Christmas tree with lights, along with a visit from Santa Claus. Like all young children, Jacob wants Christmas presents and cards from his friends and family.