Young Jacob is suffering from a rare form of cancer, and he's expected to pass before he reaches Christmas, so he's celebrating early.
At just 5 years of age, Jacob Thompson was diagnosed with a rare type of cancer known as stage 4 high-risk neuroblastoma, and at age 9, he wants to celebrate Christmas early because he may not live to see the end of the year. And he wants to get cards from you, and anyone else who is willing to send him one.
The cancer spread to his hip and to his head, according to his parentss, Roger Guay and Michelle Simard. The treatments they’ve tried haven’t worked to stop the disease, and when Jacob was sent to the hospital in Portland, Maine, last month, the family knew this would be his final stand against the illness
They’ve set up a GoFundMe page to help raise money for his funeral costs, and the public has responded, raising more than $90,000 as of Satureday afternoon out of a $100,000 goal. The family is also inviting people to send homemade cards to young Jacob, and people have already sent some in.
Cards can be sent to the following address:
C/O Maine Medical Center
22 Bramhall St.
Portland, ME 04102
You can find out more about how to donate at the GoFundMe page.