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Make-A-Wish grants shopping spree for 13-year-old cancer survivor

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Posted at 9:38 PM, Jan 24, 2021
and last updated 2021-01-24 23:27:51-05

STAMPING GROUND, Ky. (LEX 18) — It was a special day for a 13-year-old Scott County boy who was diagnosed with Ewing Sarcoma in 2018.

'Make-A-Wish' visited his house in Stamping Ground and dropped off items he picked out during his shopping spree.

"I got some pairs of shoes. I got a pickleball net. I think I got a desk and some other stuff," said Levi Delimpo.

Delimpo is now cancer-free after undergoing surgery to remove his right femur and part of his hip as well as several months of chemotherapy.

Delimpo was diagnosed with a rare form of bone cancer back in February of 2018. He's been cancer-free since 2019, but he still gets regular check-ups.

His mother, Tami, says her son is always thinking of others, especially his family. Since GameStop already gifted him an X-box series X about a month ago, he wanted to use some of his gift money to do something nice for his mom and little brother too.

"Levi has such a big big heart when he found out that his Make-A-Wish was going to be a shopping spree because of COVID he told me and my other son that he wanted us to get a pair of shoes too because he wanted us to have something nice. That's just the type of kid he is," said Tami Delimpo.

There are more than 400 kids in Kentucky waiting for a wish. If you would like to donate or get involved, follow this link.