Christmas comes early for Dawson

'Christmas has always been very special to me.'

By The Newsroom
Tuesday, 31st October 2017, 5:40 pm
Updated Tuesday, 12th December 2017, 11:18 am

Two-year-old Dawson Willcock, was diagnosed with hepatoblastoma in January this year.

His family and the community have raised £350,000 to give their son a chance to survive the rare form of cancer but have been left devastated after doctors told them he cannot be cured.

They say they have not given up hope and still believe in miracles _ but the money could be donated to help other children.

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Dawson’s mum Wendy Wilcock, 41, organised the surprise Christmas at their home on Warnadene Road, Sutton, where Santa Claus, Mrs Claus and even a reindeer named George came along to the early celebrations.

Wendy said: “Christmas has always been very special to me.

“The future is very uncertain, we don’t think Dawson will be here at Christmas unless a cure is found.”

During the day Dawson and his cousins received presents from Santa. Wendy revealed that no one knew about the early Christmas.

She said: “I kept everything a secret even my children didn’t know. “Santa Claus, Mrs Claus and their beautiful little Santa dog and reindeer came to visit and deliver presents early. It was a beautiful but emotional day.

“Staying with the Christmas theme we are off on a Santa horse and carriage ride today (Wednesday, November 1).

“We have the most amazing friends around us sorting these 
wonderful things.”

Wendy has admitted having a reindeer in the house was a little bazaar, she said: “He was very friendly, he whispered into peoples ears telling them what they were getting for Christmas.”