Neighbours Put On A Show For Housebound Boy With Cancer By Performing Magic Tricks And Singing Songs
Most people are lucky if their neighbours manage to grunt a 'hello' to them on the way to work in the morning, but not the members of a local community in Weymouth, Massachusetts where little Quinn Waters is in isolation after receiving a stem cell transplant earlier this year.
Quinn has been unable to leave the house and is on a restricted diet following a high dose of chemotherapy that wiped out his immune system, so in a bid to cheer him up, his kind-hearted neighbours have been stopping by his front garden daily to greet and entertain him.
From performing magic tricks and juggling to singing songs and holding hand-stand races, it lights up Quinn's day when a show unravels before his eyes.
We're not crying, you're crying.
"Quinn was diagnosed with brain cancer earlier this year, just a few days after his birthday on 3rd February," said his mum Tara Waters, who is a police officer with the Quincy Police Department.
"His restrictions include a low-bacteria diet, so fruit with hard skins that can be thoroughly washed and are grown in the US only, no frozen yoghurt, no soft drinks from machines, no popcorn, no ice," added the 42-year-old.
"He does walk freely, however at night he is attached to a feeding tube machine because what he ingests orally is not enough to sustain his weight.
"The visits started when a friend of mine who is a musician reworded the song The Mighty Quinn to fit Quinnie and came to sing for him while he watched from his window. Then my co-workers on the Special Operations Unit were in the area doing a funeral escort and stopped by to say hi, and from then on the 'Quinn-Dow' kind of snowballed."
Strangers have even started to visit Quinn, including country singer and radio host Ayla Brown, with everyone doing it out of the kindness of their own hearts.
"People have been so amazing, the sons of the Quincy Police Swat team had a massive water balloon fight through the window with Quinn and he loved it.
"It's his window to the world and it's done him well after being in treatment inpatient at the children's hospital, where he only interacted with his parents and doctors," she added.
"His phrase is 'this is the best day ever' which he repeats multiple times every day."
If you ever needed your faith in humanity restored, there you have it.
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