Thousands of Christmas carollers have gathered to sing outside the home of a terminally ill American girl.
The singers fulfilled one of 8-year-old Delaney Brown’s wishes: a huge holiday sing-along outside her home in West Reading, Pennsylvania.
Delaney was diagnosed with a rare form of Leukaemia in May. Supporters have been trying to fulfil a number of her wishes.
She also video chatted with singer Taylor Swift on her 8th birthday a few days ago.
The mayor of West Reading came out to support the young girl and her family.
“With her birthday yesterday and Christmas coming next week, I just can’t even fathom what [the family is] going through,” he said.
Many people held back tears.
“All she wants is carols? We can do that,” caroller Meghan McGee said.
Another caroller, Melanie Searfoss, just wanted to show her support.
“To put her mark on the world as she did in these eight years, especially the last year of her life. I think it’s something that should make her family very proud,” she said.
A social media page was set up to support Delaney and her family. It has attracted more than 45,000 followers.
Her family confirmed earlier this week that doctors have given Delaney only days to live.
Delaney’s parents issued a statement thanking the public for their support and asking for privacy in the difficult days ahead.