Holiday

10-Year-Old With Terminal Brain Cancer Receives Thousands Of Cards From Strangers For Christmas

by Olivia Jakiel

A 10-year-old girl with terminal brain cancer has one magical wish this holiday season, and strangers from all across the country are making it happen.

Oliviah Hall, who happens to be a junior reporter over at Fox 8 in Ohio, absolutely loves Christmas (honestly, who doesn’t? I’m right there with ya, girl). For her 10th Christmas celebration this year, the spunky little girl wants one thing: Christmas letters.

“Christmas is a very special time for me because when I was in the hospital, we celebrated Christmas a lot,” she said. The brave 10-year-old was diagnosed with glioblastoma, an aggressive form of brain cancer, last year.

So far, she’s received thousands of letters from people from all across the country, and she’s expecting a few thousand more before the big day on December 25.

“I’d say we probably have close to 3,000 letters, between the letters and the boxes and more on the way,” dad Bryan Brown told reporters.

Oliviah’s aunt, Tina Rausch, added, “It’s absolutely amazing. It’s incredible the support we are getting. It’s just beyond what we ever imagined at this point.”

“I just think it’s nice to know people love you when you’re going through all this,” Oliviah said.

We hope you get as many letters and cards that can fit in your house, Oliviah!

If you would like to send Oliviah a letter for the holidays, post it to the address below:

Team Oliviah
PO Box 2655
Ashtabula, OH 44005

Footage provided by WJW Cleveland

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