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Leukemia Society delivers white Christmas to sick boy

BIRMINGHAM, AL (WBRC) - Benjamin Pomeroy was diagnosed with Lukemia in April 2011 and he has had a tough fight with the illness ever since. Now that the holidays have rolled, around his mom wanted to make a dream of Benjamin's come true. 

"The other day he was watching a movie and he said you know, I wish it would snow in Birmingham.  I wish it would snow everyday so I could make snow angels," Shelly Pomeroy said.

Members of the Lukemia and Lymphoma Society heard about Benjamin's request and found a way to help Shelly make the wish come true.  They teamed up with Snow Magic which is a company out of Upper Montclair, NJ that produces ground cover artificial snow. They produced the snow in Orlando, FL and drove it up to Birmingham in a moving truck.

The special delivery was dropped off at the play area of Children's Hospital where Benjamin is being treated. But because Benjamin's condition has gotten worse recently he couldn't get out of his wheelchair and play in the snow.  Still his family and nurses were able to have some fun as the four year old looked on.  His mom even made that snow angel Ben had wished he could make.

Shelly says Benjamin doesn't ask for a lot of stuff but what he does ask for she tries to fulfill and she's glad this day could happen for her son.

"Honestly he's a very sick little boy and you won't see a smile on his face but it will mean the world to him.  He's a very, very sick little boy and you probably won't know it by looking at him but it will mean the world to him," Shelly said.

[Click here for a slideshow of photos of Benjamin's snowy surprise at Children's Hospital.]

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