Neighbors host 2nd Halloween for child with leukemia

SPRING, Texas -- While many people are planning Thanksgiving dinners, a Texas neighborhood just celebrated October 31st for one special dinosaur and her friends.

Willow Kreitz, 8, missed Halloween, her favorite holiday, this year because she was in the hospital battling leukemia.

"It's not good at all. It's sometimes painful," she told our sister station KTRK.

But her family and friends had an idea - another Halloween for Willow.

With teamwork, they made it happen Friday night. They set the clock back to a few weeks ago.

Her dad, Robert Kreitz, made her an amazing dinosaur costume while she was still in the hospital.

Classmates and their parents got a whole neighborhood on board to hand out candy.

"She just deserves it. You know, everything she's been through and having to miss things," said Lori Kliebert, a classmate's mother.

All so a brave little dinosaur could stomp down the street, and get candy with her friends.

"It's great," Willow said. "It's really good!"


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