Jacob Thompson is a 9-year-old in Portland, Maine, who is celebrating Christmas a little early this year — and he’s asking strangers all over the world to celebrate with him.
Jacob has stage 4 neuroblastoma and is requesting that strangers send him Christmas cards. Doctors told his family he may not make it to December 25, so Jacob said he wanted to experience some Christmas joy early. What started as one card from a close friend has now spread to people from every part of the globe.
“It’s neat to hear that cards are coming in from all over the world,” said Jacob’s dad, Roger. “Denmark, Sweden, Antarctica, the UK!”
Even celebrities like Rob Lowe and Anna Kendrick have reached out to the young boy to help make his Christmas wish come true.
His parents could not be more grateful for the outpouring of love from strangers all around the world.
“It’s been surreal, really. We have already received a number of cards,” his mom, Michelle Thompson Simard, told WCSH6. “There has been a huge outpouring of support, prayers, and love. People have shared their personal stories… the Christmas spirit has come early.”
If you are interested in sending Jacob a Christmas card, please mail it to the Maine Medical Center at the following address:
C/O Maine Medical Center
22 Bramhall St
Portland, ME 04102
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