Neighborhood light display honors toddler who died of cancer before Christmas
FARMINGTON, Utah (KUTV) - Neighbors who live around Heritage Park in Farmington, Utah, chipped in to make an elaborate Christmas light display along the park's path.
The display honors the memory of 18-month-old Elora Horsley who died the Friday after Thanksgiving.
Neighbor Julie Miller said the toddler died of brain cancer.
The girl's family was initially told she had six to 12 months to live. Then recently, doctors told her family she could pass in ten days.
The neighbors went to work to put up a light display to cheer up Elora and her family.
"It's been heartbreaking. Nobody wants to lose a child and lose a child at Christmas," Miller said.
Neighbors chipped in by providing inflatable snowmen and animals. They strung lights along their back fences.
Right before she died, Elora and her family stopped by to see the display in progress.
"She perked up and really responded to the lights," Miller said.
The light display at Heritage Park in Farmington will be on display through December.
A donation effort is underway to help Elora's family with funeral and medical expenses.