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      Support builds as Ashville boy struggles in fight against brain cancer

      Thomas Sullivan and his mother. (
      Thomas Sullivan is home with his family resting and trying his best to fight an aggressive brain cancer that has taken a toll on his young body.{} "It's a totally natural thing to want to fight till the bitter and instead of slowing down and enjoying what you've got," said Tommy Sullivan, the father of Thomas Sullivan.{} Doctors found a tumor the size of a plum in the boy's head just over a year ago. {}They removed it and a short time later the Medulloblastoma returned. His father said since returning home from the hospital, his son's condition has deteriorated and he is now receiving hospice care.{} "It's not final moments just yet but its time that we've got together," said Sullivan.{} Complete strangers gathered at the family's home to offer words of encouragement and prayers. {} {} "God has got his hand on the baby and I know that the lord will take care of him," said Janice Lovetto, a Thomas Sullivan Supporter.{} Supporters of Thomas Sullivan have generated thousands of dollars in donations and a groundswell of support continues to build on social media. The 'Prayers for Thomas Sullivan' facebook page has more than 23,000 'likes' and the little boy even has a day named after him.{} The fourth Saturday in April is now known as 'Thomas J. Sullivan Day' in Ashville and people will gather this weekend for a bike ride and charity event in the little boy's honor.{} "They've got all types of stuff lined up they've got bands, door prizes, raffles," said Sullivan. {} The family says they feel encouraged about the future thanks to the support from people all over. They just hope Thomas will live to call his current illness as a thing of the past.{}