Brody Allen, 2-year-old with brain cancer, gets a Christmas parade
rody Allen, a 2-year-old with terminal brain cancer, got a Christmas parade, a party and a Rozzi fireworks show Sunday, and he couldn’t have been happier. “He was so happy,” said Brody’s sister, McKenzie Allen. “It was amazing. Not just for him, but for everybody.” McKenzie’s feeling was shared by hundreds of people who participated and hundreds more who lined the parade route along Springdale Road. They got to see Brody riding a float, Santa Claus riding a fire truck and superheroes in mock battle on a flatbed. Some people dressed up in Christmas regalia. There was Christmas music, Christmas lights, Christmas trees and Christmas snow.