Boy recovering from brain tumor gets surprise from Wichita community

Published: Jan. 5, 2019 at 10:11 PM CST
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Family and friends pull off the surprise of a lifetime for a Wichita boy who spent Christmas in the hospital.

Days before Christmas, doctors removed a large tumor from the brain of 11-year-old Andrew Ewertz. The emergency surgery meant his family had to postpone having a true Christmas.

So, everyone gathered together Saturday to give Andrew the Christmas he missed.

Family and friends cheered him on as he walked in. His father, Richard Wright, says he knows Andrew has a long road ahead of him and they all wanted to give him a reason to fight through the treatment.

Andrew will be continuing treatment at Saint Jude in Memphis, Tennessee for the next nine months. His family has set up a

to help with medical expenses.