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    Default Inoperable brain tumor, can we help him have a happy birthday?

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    FOXOBORO, Mass. (WLS) -- A 5-year-old boy with an inoperable brain tumor has one wish for his birthday: a box full of birthday cards with his name on them.

    Danny Nickerson, from Foxboro, Massachusetts, was diagnosed with an inoperable and chemotherapy-resistant tumor this past October. He has stopped going to kindergarten during therapy, and gets lonely, according to his family.

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

    Nickerson says personalized cards make Danny happy, and has opened a P.O. box to collect letters from well-wishers.

    Doctors say less than 10% of children diagnosed with Diffuse Intrinsic Pontine Glioma, like Danny, live beyond 18 months.

    "I don't really believe in that," Nickerson says. "He is doing great. Every day is a blessing for us."

    Danny has received about 40 letters so far, and his birthday is on July 25th.

    Letters can be sent to:

    Danny Nickerson
    P.O. Box 212
    Foxboro, MA 02035

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    Default Re: Inoperable brain tumor, can we help him have a happy birthday?

    Very touching, when I am out tomorrow I will be picking out a card for this little boy. I hope others will do the same.

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    Default Re: Inoperable brain tumor, can we help him have a happy birthday?

    I'm on it!
    So, so sad.
    I really need to get off the exclamation point.
    It may give people the idea that I'm bright and cheerful all the time....

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    Default Re: Inoperable brain tumor, can we help him have a happy birthday?

    Sure I would love too.



    Lorie

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    Default Re: Inoperable brain tumor, can we help him have a happy birthday?

    Me, too.... I can't imagine his parents' anguish...


    Sandy from Cincinnati


    AKA Kermit

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    Default Re: Inoperable brain tumor, can we help him have a happy birthday?

    Such a sweet little face, I'll be sending a card out Monday morning.
    TODAY IS A GOOD DAY...TO HAVE A GOOD DAY...Genny

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    Default Re: Inoperable brain tumor, can we help him have a happy birthday?

    I'll buy a card tomorrow... Bless the family & Danny.

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    Default Re: Inoperable brain tumor, can we help him have a happy birthday?

    Something like this really can change a kids life.(receiving mail) when my brother was 8 he was burned over 15% of his body with third degree burns and his school had all the students write a note with my brother's hosp address on it and they attached the note to balloons also asking who ever found the note to send a card or note to my brother.You should have seen his face when his room walls started to be plastered with cards from strangers that cared enough about him to take the time to bother.
    Joan

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    Will be glad to join in

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    Default Re: Inoperable brain tumor, can we help him have a happy birthday?

    It's Mitsy's birthday on the same day so she's sending him a card tomorrow.
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