What does a 5-year old Boy with Cancer wants for his birthday?

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  • suavojr

    A Bunch Of Birthday Cards

    This store really hit me hard. This world is just full of suffering but let's try to make this little boy's dream come true.

    And for any lurking active JW,please note that apostes are not cruel and evil monsters.


    Danny’s birthday is July 25. All cards can be mailed the Nickerson’s home addressed: Danny Nickerson, P.O. Box 212, Foxboro, MA, 02035.

    A 5-year-old Massachusetts boy battling cancer said all he wants for his upcoming birthday is a box of birthday cards.

    Danny Nickerson, of Foxboro, Massachusetts, will turn six on July 25. He was diagnosed with an inoperable brain tumor this past October -- one of the most chemotherapy-resistant cancers. As a result, he has since stopped going to kindergarten.

    The boy gets lonely from time to time, and is always happy to get cards with his name written on them.

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

    But the packages and cards stopped after Easter.

    “He had 33 radiations from November through December last year,” Nickerson said. “We are now getting chemo therapy every two weeks.”

    Doctors tell Nickerson that less than 10 percent of the children diagnosed with this type of cancer live longer than 18 months.

    “I don’t really believe in that. He is doing great,” Nickerson said. “Every day is a blessing for us,”

    So far, Danny has received about 40 letters.

    “I gave him to key to the P.O. box,” Nickerson said. “He was so excited when he opened it.”

    Nickerson said Danny loves Lego and Super Mario.

    “I wish Lego makes Super Mario toys,” Nickerson chuckled. “That would really make him happy.”

    Danny’s birthday is July 25. All cards can be mailed the Nickerson’s home addressed: Danny Nickerson, P.O. Box 212, Foxboro, MA, 02035.

  • AudeSapere

    Here is a link to the article from their local paper: http://www.foxbororeporter.com/articles/2014/07/17/news/15577266.txt

    Danny's sixth birthday wish? Lots of cards

    Carley Nickerson and her son, Danny, 5, sit on the family porch. (Photo by Martin Gavin)
    By Abby Moriarty

    Published: Thursday, July 17, 2014 9:03 AM EDT

    Carley Nickerson says all her son wants for his sixth birthday are some birthday cards.

    A birthday card, she says, is a thoughtful gesture to let Danny know that someone is thinking of him on his special day and will make him feel important and loved.

    But July 25 is no ordinary birthday for Danny Nickerson, and his mom wants the community to help him celebrate.

    Danny was diagnosed last October with an inoperable brain tumor called DIPG, formally known as diffuse intrinsic pontine glioma, for which there is currently no cure. According to thecurestartsnow.org, DIPG is one of the most resistant forms of all cancers to chemotherapy treatments. Less than 10 percent of DIPG children will live longer than 18 months from diagnosis, and survival is even more rare.

    Yet, the Nickersons remain hopeful.

    "Every day is a blessing to us," Carley says.

    Though she admits that at times it is hard to remain so positive, the family does its best to ensure that Danny gets to experience as many fun things as possible, including beach trips, visits to the zoo, ice cream dates and family movie nights.

    Carley says that the main goal is to bring Danny happiness during this difficult time and is reaching out to the people of her hometown of Foxboro, as well as people from surrounding communities, to help do just that by sending Danny birthday cards to help him celebrate his sixth birthday.

    "Danny's birthday means so much to us this year ... He loves going to the mailbox and finding mail with his name on it," she says.

    Danny's birthday is next Friday, July 25, and all cards can be sent to the Nickerson's home addressed to Danny himself: Danny Nickerson, P.O. Box 212, Foxboro, MA 02035.

  • 3rdgen

    Oh my! I will by all means send this little nugget a card and maybe some Legos. My own son absolutely LOVED Legos when he was small. He died 10 years ago in an accident and I have not been the same since. All good wishes go out to the entire Nickerson family.

  • yadda yadda 2
    yadda yadda 2

    Birthdays are a wonderful opportunity for a family and friends to show a child how much he is loved. SHAME on the wicked Watchtower neo-nazi's and child-haters for banning birthdays. How much have JW children been denied because of this bizarre and petty creed?

  • 3rdgen

    Yada, so true!

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