CONCORD, N.C. -- With wreaths, angels, mangers and lights, the folks on Chinaberry Lane in Concord are spreading Christmas cheer a little early this year. It's all for Michelle Fadel.

"I'm overwhelmed. I'm just overwhelmed by their generosity to do this, their expression of love to us since we've been here such a short time," said Fadel.

Fadel is in the late stages of a cancer that her doctors worry will keep her from seeing her favorite time of year.

When her neighbors saw her husband Dan decorating, they decided to join in the fun.

"Most of all I've learned from Michelle: don't take anything for granted. Don't take one day for granted because you just never know," said neighbor Dena Ayers. "I just can't say enough good things. She has the most positive attitude. She's always has a smile on her face. Never has had a day when she's feeling sorry for herself."

Michelle hopes her family will treat every day like Christmas.

"I hope that my family remembers that they are not alone. I may not be here, but they're not alone and there's a lot of love if they'll let it in."

The Fadels hope to enjoy a turkey feast this Sunday at home with friends and family.