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      Santa brings joy to boy battling cancer

      It's Christmas Eve and Santa will begin to make his way to the homes in the Tri-States in just a few hours, but he broke tradition and came early for a local boy.

      Colin Little is a big fan of Santa and his mother Diane Little explained, "He is an eight-year-old boy. He's been battling cancer for a year and a half."

      Colin's wish this Christmas was to see Santa.

      "I heard that Colin and the boys wanted to see Santa Claus and I know someone personally who knows Santa and I was talking to them about it and they contacted him and he got in contact with me," Colin's Aunt Mackenzie Little said.

      From there, Colin's family and Santa came up with a plan ... to surprise Colin and his brothers on Christmas Eve.

      To keep the surprise, Santa skipped the chimney and went straight for the front door.

      "Santa, Santa!" Colin yelled at the sight of him.

      Once the shock wore off, Colin sat on Santa's lap and told him what he wanted for Christmas.

      "I want a tractor trailer truck driver and Mickey, that's it," Colin said.

      Colin may have only wanted a few things, but Santa and his helpers had plans of their own. Not only did Santa bring gifts for Colin, he brought gifts for his family as well.

      The boys received games, marshmallow shooters and even marshmallows to shoot.

      Colin even received the truck he asked for.

      With all the gifts opened and Christmas cheer in the air, the Littles and Santa had one last thing to say to everybody in the Tri-States ... "Merry Christmas!"

      Santa had 15 helpers help make Colin's Christmas wish come true.