Lights shine bright for Landon

WEST FARGO, N.D. (Valley News Live)-- Neighborhoods all around were lit up Wednesday night in honor of Landon Solberg.

He's the West Fargo boy, who lost his battle to cancer Tuesday morning.

People in the community were more than willing to keep Landon's light shining bright.

Almost all in the Solberg's neighborhood were familiar with Landon's story--his battle with brain cancer and the amazing way he held up through it.

Wednesday night's reaction was pretty amazing, as well.

The porch lights were on, symbolizing the light that shined on Landon and what he meant to this community.

"I didn't know Landon personally," West Fargo resident Stephanie Hoover said. "However, the reason why my light is on is to support him and his family. And to show his honor. It's amazing that everyone in the world is shining their light for him."

Landon's parents asked people, not just here, but everywhere to consider leaving porch lights on for the month of September.

They added that although the world can bring us darkness, Landon showed us the impact we can each have as a light in one another's lives.

"Landon was an incredible little boy," Leah Johnson, who is a friend of the family, said. "He made everybody smile. He had an impact on thousands of people, people he had no idea who they were. His faith and his personality, I mean, I hope everybody turns their lights on for him."

From family and friends to strangers, it was obvious that this 12-year-old made quite the impact in our community.

Friday will be Landon's Light" Day at Sheyenne High School in West Fargo.

Students and staff are encouraged to wear Landon's Light gear, neon colors, NDSU or Eagles gear to school and the football game.

A celebration of life honoring Landon will be on Monday at the Scheels Arena in Fargo.

Visitation will be from 4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. The service will start at 6 p.m.