A 16-year-old terminally ill girl in Texas might not get another Christmas, so her town is banding together to celebrate a bit early.
Savannah Lewis of Copperas Cove has a rare form of cancer called Ewing's sarcoma, and her neighbors turned out to mark the season early with the teenager at her home.
Lights and decorations were donated and set up by good Samaritans around the outside of the house so she can see and feel the Christmas spirit and holiday cheer.
As crews put the finishing touches on the decorations and lights, Lewis got a ride in a horse-drawn carriage around the town at her request.
Doctors have told the parents of the girl that there is little they can do at this point to treat Lewis.
“We don't know if we have days or weeks — Christmas at the most — it's not good,” her father, David, told KWTX.
The gathering meant the world to Savannah, who had a message for her community.
“Thank you so much for doing all this for me," she said in the emotional message. "You don't know how much it means. I'm not going to get another holiday like this. So for this one to be done the way it's being done, makes it so much more special, and I can't thank you enough.”