By CBS 2 Chicago Staff

CHICAGO (CBS) — A Northwest Side community brought a little Christmas cheer to a 7-year-old boy battling brain cancer.

Santa Claus joined Pikachu, along with Mickey and Minnie Mouse, to lead a parade of friends, classmates, and neighbors to the Jefferson Park home of Brendan Nelson.

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He’s been undergoing chemotherapy and radiation since September, after being diagnosed with a brain tumor.

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Friends brought balloons, sang songs, and gave cards to Brendan with his slogans “B – Brave” and “Fight Like a Kid.”

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His mom, Mary Beth, said the family is very thankful for all the support.

CBS 2 Chicago Staff