Mason Kempf’s Legacy Continues Through Generosity

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OVERLAND PARK, Kan. -- Last year, Mason Kempf, a nine-year-old boy with brain cancer, wished for snow on Christmas. Mason Kempf died in March, but his family now remembers him with a big green Christmas lights display.

"We added green. We added the color green because that was Mason's favorite color," says Andria Kempf, Mason's mother.

A big green tree, tigers, and the Star Wars theme are all part of the show because they're all Mason's favorites.

"Honestly if I could have anything I want him right here right now with me," says Andria.

To keep Mason alive in their heart, the Kempfs are doing what they can to keep his spirit of giving alive.

"We just want to keep giving back and making a difference," Andria says.

Before he died, Mason and his brother, Maverick, raised more than $3,000 for the Make a Wish Foundation.

"We really want to help people help other kids, help raise awareness," explains Eddie Kempf, Mason's father.

The Kempfs hope to raise awareness for Mason's three main causes:  the Make a Wish Foundation, A Cure for Cancer, and zoos, specifically tigers. The lights display features a place where visitors can drop off donations for Make a Wish.

So far, the family's raised more than $4,000 for the organization. To read the family's blog go to

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