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Ceramic Village Creator Hopes People will "Believe"

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Dan Wheeler's home in Dallas Pike has several indications that he's honoring breast cancer awareness month whether is be a wreath wrapped in pink ribbon or a pumpkin painted that same special color.

If you come inside Wheeler's home though you'll be transported to a place where miracles happen, Christmas Mountain and it was all created when Wheeler was praying for his own miracle.

"It was just something to do because my girlfriend is a breast cancer survival so it was something to do to take the time when I was sitting and she would have treatment, " said Wheeler. "So it has spread and just gone on and on and on."


Since 2010 when his girlfriend Sandy began undergoing treatments to fight breast cancer, Wheeler has written almost 100 short stories on Facebook about the small village and even made a ceramic model of Christmas Mountain.

The stories have now been read by people as far as France and Germany and Wheeler thinks they've caught on for one very special reason.

"Everybody searches for a miracle, I've had two near death experiences myself, I've been touched twice, and that hope, that believe, in Christmas is what it's all about," said Wheeler. "Up to the 24th and that special night we celebrate. That's something that each of us have with inside of us, in our heart... To believe."

Wheeler hopes to one day publish his short stories so they can reach even more people. To follow the Christmas Mountain stories simply send a friend request to Dan's special Facebook page at www.facebook.com/dan.wheeler.712.