[Guest post by DRJ]
Seven-year-old Trinity Bright loves Halloween but since inoperable brain cancer made it unlikely she will go Trick-or-Treating this year, her parents and neighbors decided to do something about it.
Last Thursday night, almost every house in Trinity Bright’s northwest Fort Worth neighborhood participated in an early Halloween for her, including early Trick-or-Treating, music, games, and costumes:
“For two hours Thursday night, 7-year-old Trinity Rhyan Bright, in costume as a baby holding a big bottle, went trick-or-treating in her northwest Fort Worth neighborhood. For most children, Halloween’s not for four more weeks. Didn’t matter. Trinity’s family and friends just want to make her happy and Trinity loves Halloween.
The first-grader has diffuse pontine glioma, an inoperable brain cancer.
A neighbor, Scott Nipp, said the idea for an early Halloween started recently when Trinity’s parents, John and Angel Bright, asked neighbors if they would hand out candy during a mock night of trick-or-treating. Nipp said his wife, Rhonda, and other neighbors quickly organized a much bigger celebration. “Everyone has been touched by her story,” Trina Booker said. “If we can just make one day special for Trinity and her family, we’d stop at nothing to do that.”
Fire trucks, police cars and clowns showed up in the neighborhood near the corner of Boat Club and Ten Mile Bridge roads. Friends dressed in elaborate costumes and more than a dozen neighbors decorated their homes and handed out treats. Activities included a bean bag toss and fishing for toys.”
Trinity’s medical problems began in early March with double vision. By mid-March, she had been diagnosed with inoperable brain cancer. Although wheelchair-bound and her body swollen from medications, reports indicate Trinity enjoyed her early Halloween.
Trinity Bright died this morning. Please click on this link to see a video about Trinity and her family.