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Following a cancer diagnosis, an Indiana family received a free trip to Disney World



New Castle, Indiana – On Christmas Day, a young family was given a memorable present by a town in East Indiana.

On Monday afternoon, about a hundred people arrived at the residence of New Castle firefighter Chase Houser and his spouse, Kacie, in the shape of a car caravan, driven by two firetrucks.

Along with a $1,000 check and an all-expenses-paid trip to Disney World, the couple also received presents for their two sons. A week after Kacie was informed that she had been diagnosed with a rare form of stage four neuroendocrine cancer, she received a Christmas surprise.

Brenda Grider, a family friend, realized she had to plan a unique Christmas gift for the Houser family after learning the news.

“I started reaching out to people that I knew, and it just, everybody just gets on board,” Grider said. “I never would have dreamed this many people would show up.”

Kacie and Chase expressed their gratitude to their loved ones for realizing their dream of taking their boys to Disney World, as they had always wanted to do.

“I just want to let everyone know how thankful we are and how much we love them,” Kacie Houser said.

“This just shows how much small communities pull together in times of need,” Chase Houser said.

Several people who live in New Castle stated that they intend to host more fundraising events for the Houser Family.