A kid and his family are longing for cards from people far and wide out of appreciation for his most loved occasion of Christmas.
Jacob Thompson, 9, is battling cancer at the Barbara Bush Children’s Hospital at Maine Medical Center in Portland, Maine.
At the point when specialists told his mom he had a month to live, Jacob’s family started requesting that people on Facebook send him cards so he can commend his last Christmas early.
Before long, Jacob had gotten 100 cards.
“It really showed him that the world is good and that there are a lot of people thinking of him,” mom Michelle Simard told ABC News. “He’s been getting some handmade cards from other children on the floor and slowly getting stuff from the public. He’s been very smiley. It’s really lit up his face to see everybody’s support.”
Jacob’s dad, Roger Guay, said, “He smiles and does his nose scrunch it brightens his day — just by opening a card, it’s wonderful.”
Jacob was determined to have 4 high-risk neuroblastoma in February 2014 when he was 5 years of age.
Toward the beginning of October, Jacob entered hospice care.
“We were speaking with the medical doctors about if we had time [with him] for the holidays and what the plan was,” Simard said. “The idea came about — ‘Why dont we bring the holidays to us?’ This way, we know it’s going to happen and give our family time with him for Chrismas.”
To quick forward to the holidays, Jacob’s mother and stepmom asked for Christmas cards from people through Facebook.
Jacob started accepting handmade cards, electronic cards and gifts from outsiders in Maine. Simard foresees more cards will be sent from people living in Europe, Australia and Anartica, she said.
“The outpouring has made my heart very full and very happy,” said Tara Artinyan, Jacob’s stepmother. “Given his short time, it’s amazing that people are trying to get him through this.””
Jacob’s family will commend a two-day, early Christmas with him at the healing facility this month. They are likewise requesting people to transfer recordings of their families or companions singing hymns to the Barbara Bush Children’s Hospital’s Facebook page.
If you’d want to send a card to Jacob, please mail to:
C/O Maine Medical Center
22 Bramhall Street
Portland, ME 04102