Nev Del Corazon was born with a heart defect and had her first surgery when she was one week old. Not long after that, she was diagnosed with cystic fibrosis and also received a pacemaker and a G-Tube for supplemental feeding because her body can't process enough nutrients off regular eating.
Her mom Desire has just finished serving for 5 years in the Navy and wanted to move to Boston so her daughter could be close to the hospital that specializes in treating her condition.
This was the first time Nev lived in a house and her first time seeing houses with Christmas lights. She wanted her house to have lights and asked her mom to do something about it. CBS News reports that Desire really doesn't have the money right now or even the ability to put up an outdoor light show. She made a post asking if anyone had some old lights that she could try to hang around the house.
Neighbor Kori Stephens saw the post and immediately set off to make sure Nev got what she wanted. "I just thought used stuff wasn't going to be enough,” Stephens says. “We need to do more for this little girl and make it really special," So she went to the local Home Depot and explained the situation to manager Erik Soel who decided to donate all the lights and decorations for the project. Then several of the employees volunteered to put up an over-the-top holiday light display at Nev’s house and her family was blown away by the support from their neighbors. "I am really thankful that these people care about people that are not in their family," Montano says. "It's beyond that, it's a community."