You Can Help Make This 9-Year-Olds Last Christmas ‘Special’
You can help make this 9-year-olds last Christmas extra special – and it just amounts to sending him a Christmas card. This will be Jacob Thompson’s last Christmas. He won’t be leaving his hospital bed. The doctors have given him a month to live.
Jacob has Stage 4 Cancer
The young boy was diagnosed with Stage 4 high-risk neuroblastoma in February 2014. He was just five-years-old. Early last month his doctors gave the sad news to the Thompson family that Jacob won’t ever be leaving the hospital. He was given a month to live.
Jacob Loves Christmas
The Thompson family decided to “fast-forward” Christmas to give Jacob one last celebration. They say he loves Christmas. His room will be decorated with a tree and lights, fake snow and Santa Claus will make a personal visit to the young boy. He loves cards and he would enjoy receiving one from you. If you want to make Jacob’s day a little special you can send a card to:
C/O Maine Medical Center
22 Bramhall Street
Portland, ME 04102
(In case you want a special subject matter, he loves penguins and Star Wars)
Jacob’s father, Roger Guay, told CNN that the boy has already received more than 100 cards from people all over the world. His stepmother, Tara Artinyan, said, “We have some from the Netherlands, from Australia from Denmark.” The couple reported that only five days after he announced his wish to receive cards, he has already received more than 100.
We hope we can flood Jacob’s hospital room with Christmas cards. We can all help to make his last Christmas a special one.