WATCH | The heartbreaking reason Christmas came early for this UK dad

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Dad-of-three, Matthew Sandbrook from the UK, was given a devastating diagnosis. The 36-year-old has been diagnosed with brain cancer and posted about his illness on Facebook, saying: 

"So here it is, I've been diagnosed with an aggressive glioblastoma brain tumour, deep down where nothing can save me". 

Due to his illness, Matthew is not expected to see Christmas. 

Having heard about the sad news, family, friends, and neighbours organised a holiday celebration outside Matthew's home, where they had fake snow and Christmas cheer. 

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His cousin who helped organise the event said: 

"He loves Christmas, and when we found out he would probably not make it this year, we thought we'd just have to bring Christmas forward". 

After the event, the dad took to Facebook again to thank everyone who celebrated with him. 

"Struggling to find the words with how I feel right now. On cloud nine with what's happened today. You spend years and years thinking you're on your own. And all this happens in such a short space of time. I'm totally blown away with today. Thanks for everything. I've got the biggest fight for my life coming up. Let's hope a miracle happens". 

Watch the video to see the heartwarming celebration. 

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