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OT: 5 yr old from Foxborough has one dying wish--to receive lots of birthday cards

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  1. supafly

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    MODS: If you don't mind, could we possibly keep this on the main forum for a couple/few days? Thank you.

    I'm sure that some of you living in the area have already seen this, but here is the link from ABC7:

    5-Year-Old Boy With Cancer Hopes For Birthday Cards | ABC7 News

    "A 5-year-old boy with an inoperable brain tumor has one wish for his birthday: a box full of birthday cards with his name on them.

    Danny Nickerson, from Foxboro, Massachusetts, was diagnosed with an inoperable and chemotherapy-resistant tumor this past October. He has stopped going to kindergarten during therapy, and gets lonely, according to his family.

    "He can recognize his name now," the boy's mother Carley Nickerson told ABC News. "When he saw his name on the package from magical fairies on Easter, he was so happy."

    Nickerson says personalized cards make Danny happy, and has opened a P.O. box to collect letters from well-wishers."​

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    If anyone wishes to send him a card or letter, his birthday is quickly approaching on 7/25 (Friday).

    Please send to the following address:

    Danny Nickerson
    P.O. Box 212
    Foxboro, MA 02035


    Let's help this local dying boy's wishes come true by simply dropping a card or quick letter in the mail. Thanks to all who may participate!
     
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    great post supafly
     
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    Looks like I'll be picking up a birthday card tomorrow. Something so simple to make someone so happy. I couldn't imagine having to go through this with my daughters. God bless the Nickersons.
     
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    Since I am a bit further out living down here in Pittsburgh, I penned a quick letter instead, as I want to make sure that it goes out as early as possible tomorrow morning so that it may get there by Friday.

    As you said--such a simple and easy thing to do, with the potential to make a very nice difference in terms of his happiness.
     
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    Bump,

    my grandson is 5 we will make a card for Danny today.
     
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    I sent young Danny Nickerson 3 cards, a gift card from Target and some kids stickers. I found out about this for El Pres over at Barstool and was on a mission yesterday to spread the word via Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.

    I truly hope their PO Box is flat out broken by the amount of love and support he is going to recieve.

    If you are sending a card you too are an amazingly awesome person.
     
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    Just put the card in the mail for him.. He's a special kid and it's the least we can do for him..
     
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    SENT 2 card from me & my family it's they least I could do
     
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    My daughter just turned 4, cannot imagine what they are going through. Such a small sweet request I can imagine my little Ella asking for the same.
     
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    Nice going folks.........
     
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    Thanks for posting Supa. Forgot to grab a card while doing errands, saw the post here and remembered.

    As a new father I can't imagine what his parents are going through. Our thoughts and prayers go out to Danny.
     
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    Thursday am bump

    Thanks to all who took the time to read the thread.
     
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    just read this so i sent him out a homemade card on pats stationary with a note and signed by the family. hope he gets a ton of cards.
     
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    Thanks for posting this OP
     
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    Great thread. I will be sending out my letter to this sick young boy. It is very sad to hear about things like this. God bless him and his family.
     
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    Nice to see so many send well wishes! If anyone still wants to send a quick letter or card, please try and get it in the mail ASAP due to today being his birthday (the 25th).

    IAN/MODS: If you don't mind, you can probably lock up/move this thread at your convenience, as to not take up any more space on the main forum. Thank you very much for leaving it up for a couple of days. Hopefully, this thread may have added something positive to this poor boy's awful situation on his birthday.

    Once again, here is his address for anyone who may be interested:

    DANNY NICKERSON
    P.O. BOX 212
    FOXBORO, MASS.
    02035
     
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