Community celebrates Christmas in October for 14-year-old with rare form of bone cancer

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Thursday, December 10, 2020
Early Christmas parade for 14-year-old battling bone cancer
14-year-old Ryan Roberson Jr. loves Christmas, so the community got together in October to make his last holiday a special one.

HOUSTON, Texas -- Ryan Roberson, Jr. is just 14 years old and battling a rare form of bone cancer called osteosarcoma.

Ryan's family isn't sure if he'll make it through the end of the year, but they say that doesn't stop him from having a positive attitude.

"He is a very happy kid," said his mom, Robin Wilson. "He wants everybody to be happy."

Ryan's favorite holiday is Christmas, so family members organized a Christmas event to make sure he would get to enjoy his favorite celebration in 2020.

Update on Dec. 10, 2020:

Sadly, Ryan passed away last week after his battle with osteosarcoma.

His family is starting a non-profit in his honor. Since he was a big "Star Wars" fan, the organization will be known as Ryan's Rebel Alliance.