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Boy with leukemia gets back yard makeover

By Cathryn Wellner / August 17, 2015

Public spaces can be toxic for Bryan Carroll, but he still wants to have fun. What the community of Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, community did for the 7-year-old boy will melt your heart.

Bryan was diagnosed with leukemia a year ago. He has spent a lot of time in hospital. He told a family friend, Leanne Christy, his dream of having a more interesting back yard to play in. She launched a campaign on gofundme.com, hoping to raise enough money to make his dream come true.

With money from compassionate donors and the help of about 50 volunteers, Bryan now has a back yard that would be the dream play space of any child. Not only that, two of his hockey idols, Sidney Crosby and Nathan Mackinnon, showed up to celebrate the back yard renovation.

Dealing with an illness Bryan may not survive is hard on everyone in the family. The good people of Dartmouth have sprinkled some joy on the difficult journey. Thanks, Global News, for sharing this story with the world.

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