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One Last Christmas

Saturday, December 04, 2010

This is a new video by Mathew West.
Have some tissues ready.

Matthew West writes:

This is the video my new Christmas song – “One Last Christmas.” This song is inspired by the true story of the Locke family and their son Dax.

At just thirteen months old, little Dax was diagnosed with a rare form of Leukemia. He was given two bone marrow transplants as a part of emergency treatment; one from each of his parents. The doctors then told his parents that Dax would most likely not make it to see Christmas.

This song is about the love of a family, and the coming together of an entire community to make sure that this little boy could have one last Christmas. His dad, determined that his son would see Christmas, put up the decorations early. The neighborhood caught on, and did the same. The whole town soon followed suit. A website was built telling his story. Soon, pictures were sent from all over the world of Christmas decorations that had been put up in his honor.

Dax did lose his battle with Leukemia, but not before he got to see one last Christmas.

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
JUSTJUSTY 12/5/2010 8:55PM

    Life is precious. Thank you Dax for reminding me. Going right now to hug my kids.........

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BRATS4 12/4/2010 10:48PM

    thanks for sharing.i cried

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1WALKINGMAN 12/4/2010 6:28PM

    Thanks! Showing love to others is one of the primary purposes f our life. God bless us, every one. emoticon

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MARTYLYNN1 12/4/2010 3:06PM

    It is so wonderful how people pull together at a time like that. Very touching!

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TXGRANDMA 12/4/2010 2:43PM

    I just tried to us the link you gave, but my computer said it couldn't find the site. I want to see it!! Thanks for the sweet story. Oh, hubby and I watched a movie last night that was really good, it was something like "Walk a Mile In my Shoes"
They said the video of it is at Wal Mart. emoticon emoticon

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DEBBIEANNE1124 12/4/2010 2:26PM

    And I did need my tissue. Bless Little Dax's heart.

My sister had leukemia at age 8. I know all about this stuff.
Happy Holidays.

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CHRISWARD1967 12/4/2010 2:25PM

    I just watched the video and listened to the song. I am literally crying over here. That is so sad that a life was taken at such an early age.

It was incredible the way the neighborhood, the city and even people from all around pulled together to give this bright, smiling little boy One Last Christmas.

God Bless you all!

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