Whitney Pier boy coasts into hearts of strangers

Community rallies to raise $1,300 for specialized sled

CBC NewsErin Pottie

It's a childhood tradition and one that Devon MacNeil's mom doesn't take for granted.

As kids gathered with their sleds on a small, snow-covered hill in Sydney, N.S., on Tuesday, 12-year-old Devon was there, too, with his custom sled — a gift from strangers.

"He smiles. He loves it. He laughs," said Devon's mother, Nichol MacNeil. "I've even let him go down half the hill by himself and he's just full of laughs. It's a lot of fun."

Devon has cerebral palsy and other health issues that affect his…

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