Couple honors late daughter with holiday light display - WKRN News 2

Couple honors late daughter with holiday light display

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A Davidson County family is honoring their late daughter's memory this holiday season with an extravagant light display.

Twenty-one-month old London Henn was killed in September 2012 after her father accidentally ran her over with his pick-up truck just blocks from the family's home.

Now just over a year after the devastating accident, the family's home, located on Granwood Boulevard, is covered in thousands of twinkling lights.

"I said 8,000 wasn't enough, and I boosted it up to a little over 16,000 this year," Brad said.

He told News 2 the magnificent display, which he put up by himself, took four weekends to complete.

"London could light up a room wherever she was. It didn't matter how upset or frustrated you were. She could walk in the room and change the atmosphere and that's kind of what we've done with the lights," Brad recalled.

Her mother, Heather Henn, added, "Even though we're struggling, we do it for her. We can't put a smile on her face, but we can do it for many others."

London would have celebrated her fourth birthday on December 5.

"I don't know how to tell you what it feels like to wake up every morning and know she's not there and not hear her laugh or smile. We wake up and move on."

The family is also planning a toy drive at their home on December 15.  The event is open to the public and the collected items will be delivered to Vanderbilt Children's Hospital for Christmas.

For more information on the Henn family's light display, visit their Facebook page.

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