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Conyers boy with leukemia to get Christmas wish

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Friends of a 10-year-old Conyers boy with leukemia plan made his Christmas wish come true Wednesday morning.

Dylan Rosier was diagnosed with cancer in November of 2012 and continues to undergo chemotherapy.

This year, Rosier asked Santa for a cure for cancer. When Santa said he could not fulfill that wish, the child asked for snow on Christmas.

A family friend, Jennifer Snook, swung into action and got friends, neighbors, even police to pitch in and rent a machine to make snow and cover Rosier's front lawn on Christmas morning.

"What I was expecting was new tires for my go kart, but then I got this," said Rosier. "It's awesome."

Rosier's mother opened the front door and surprised her son.

"He was in total shock," said Brandy Moon. "He couldn't believe even he slept through the whole thing and had so many people in our yard last night. So he was totally amazed." 

A photographer, Snook took the child's picture with Santa and heard his wish.

"Just something for him to remember," said Snook. "He's going through this trying time in his life that he can still have fun and be a kid and live life to its fullest."

The Henry County Fraternal Order of Police Lodge 95 paid for the snow machine. Snook helped raise donations from friends and strangers.

Rosier's mom said she is touched by everyone's kindness.

"It's a special thing that people would open their hearts this way, that people would care about someone else, not for the sake of what they would get in return," said Brandy Moon.  "But just because they wanted to do something special for a little boy."

Rosier spent Christmas morning sledding in the snow before it started to melt.

"He's had several hardships he's had to overcome so to get to do these little things right here, it's monumental for us," said Moon. "It's all about family." 

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