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HOLTSVILLE, NY — You know a community is strong when more than 100 strangers throw a huge Halloween surprise for a sweet, energetic little girl living with a rare form of cancer.

At 5 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 23, residents from Holbrook, Holtsville and Farmingville—among others—packed the dead-end street of Ashland Court in Holtsville for an amazing surprise.

Many from the community were present, from schools to athletic teams, to the police department. Even the popular ice cream man you see at many school events was on-hand providing free ice cream to all.

Everyone gave the sweetest of all treats for Halloween by hosting a ‘reverse Halloween’ for four-year-old Autumn Michaelos. Autumn is bravely battling a rare form of cancer—Fibromatosis Soft Tissue Sarcoma—that was discovered when she was one year old.

OnSachem’s Jim Green brings you this video report from the festivities.


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Interviews:

  • Jessica Michaelos
    Autumn’s Mom and Holtsville Resident
  • Michael Michaelos
    Autumn’s Dad and Holtsville Resident
  • Arianna Moore
    Sachem East High School Cheerleader and Farmingville Resident
  • Cadden Miranda
    Seneca Middle School Football and Holbrook Resident
  • Mariana Spooner
    Seneca Middle School Football Mom and Holbrook Resident
  • Meredith Volpe
    ‘Reverse Halloween’ Organizer and Holbrook Resident
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