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Holidays come early for 5-year-old Colorado boy with terminal cancer

Posted: 5:47 PM, Sep 28, 2018
Updated: 2018-09-29 19:09:26Z

ARVADA, Colo. — The holidays are all about spending time with the ones you love – even Halloween.

One family in Arvada, Colorado is trying to spend as much time as they have with their 5-year-old son, Jaxon. 

“Yes, our neighborhood is decorated for Christmas,” said Amanda Baumgard. “Even the mailman sees our house and is like ‘what are you guys doing?’ ”

From the outside, it could be peculiar why the Baumgard’s house has Christmas decorations during the Halloween season, however, the reason is very simple.

“Christmas is Jaxon’s favorite holiday,” Baumgard said. “Our son Jaxon has been battling cancer for about three years now. And a few months ago we found out it was going to be terminal. Just this past Friday we found out we only have a couple more weeks. Celebrating all the holidays together as a family is super important to us.”

The Baumgards spent the last couple months celebrating with Jaxon by taking him to Disney World and celebrating the holidays early.

Baumgard said this is Jaxon’s last Christmas.

On Saturday, it will be his last Halloween.

“Right now, he’s mostly in a wheel chair and can’t walk,” Baumgard said. “Me and my husband’s aunt were looking for wheelchair costume ideas and that’s when we stumbled up Lon’s website.”

Lon Davis is the owner of Walkin’ Rollin’ Costumes, based out of Kansas City, that makes Halloween costumes for kids in wheelchairs.

“Jaxon’s costume has got to be the hardest costume I’ve ever had to make emotionally,” Davis said. “I wanted to make his costume perfect, more so than any other costume.”

Davis created a custom Toy Story costume for Jaxon. Jaxon’s wheelchair will be Bullseye while Jaxon will be Woody from Toy Story.

Davis drove from Kansas City to Colorado to surprise Jaxon with the costume.

On Saturday, Jaxon will go trick-or-treating with his family in Arvada.

A Halloween festival for Jaxon was organized by people in the community to show their support.