Cancer fighter uses Christmas to pay forward kindness

Published: Dec. 31, 2019 at 9:48 PM CST
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A young cancer fighter captured the true meaning of Christmas with her wish this year.

Eight-year-old Londyn said she didn't need anything for Christmas this year. Instead, she asked her mom, aunt, grandma -- and Santa, of course -- to bring her items she could give to the homeless.

Her mom, Danielle, says they drive over the Kansas Avenue bridge on the way to school every day. Londyn has noticed the homeless camp under the bridge, and always asks questions about things.

Londyn said the homeless people had nothing -- and she wanted to give to others, like so many people gave to her and her family during her cancer journey.

Her wish came true! On Christmas Eve, Londyn and her mom loaded up blessings bags, food bags, toys, and clothing, and delivered it to the Topeka Rescue Mission.

"We have a lots of toys and lots of clothes and I think the kids are going to have a good Christmas and everybody's going to stay warm with all the gloves and hats and all that," Londyn said in a video showing all she had collected.

Londyn was diagnosed with retinoblastoma -- that's cancer in her eyes -- when she was just nine-months old. Ffive years later, they found cancer in a kidney.

Now in the third grade, she's cancer free! Her mom says she continues to amaze with her strength and bravery.

Her Christmas wish shows she's just as amazing for her kindness and caring for others!