Terminally ill boy has one wish: Birthday cards

FOXBORO, Mass. — A 5-year-old boy with inoperable brain cancer wants one thing for his birthday: A box full of birthday cards with his name on them.

ABC News reported that Danny Nickerson was diagnosed with Diffuse Intrinsic Pontine Glioma last month. Less than 10 percent of people with the condition live longer than 18 months.

He has stopped attending kindergarten to be treated, but is lonely now that he is away from his friends, according to reports.

His 6th birthday is Friday, July 25. His mother said he can recognize his name and would like to see his name on the cards.

All cards can be mailed the Nickerson’s home addressed:

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

Read more about Danny: ABC News

21 comments

    • news2me

      Spell Check will not help unless a word is spelled incorrectly.
      In this case the word was used incorrectly……Have done this before..The only cure is a good ole fashion PROOFREAD..
      Regardless, this story is so moving. I may send a card and a little car to this young man.

      • Ellen sharkey

        I know! right??? I had to read it about 3 times because I couldn’t believe what I was reading!!!! Cars or cards! Who cares??? Poor little guy :(

  • Ms. Thomas

    The international order of Rainbow Girls (NC) Raleigh #4 will be sending lots of cards and love at our monthly meeting tonight to Delightful Danny.

  • Frank

    I’m going to try an send this young man a card will be praying for him my birthday is the 23rd which is Wednesday id rather for you to have a nice birthday Danny just know that i be praying for you everyday lil guy

  • Jessi & Emily

    We have some cards heading you’re way Danny, these ones are extra special with you’re name on the front and all! Sending lots of love from Charles Sturt University Australia and the graphic design students xxx

  • Jay

    Dropped in the mail today. I also plan on writing him after this. It’s not so much his birthday as it is he gets excited about getting mail. Keep sending him stuff after his birthday too.

  • melissa Warren

    God’s watching u Lil one. ..happy birthday sweet heart I am going to pray for you Happy birthday Danny!!!! :-)

  • Timothy

    May not make it by Friday, but I’m sending him a very special, handmade card to let him know I am pulling for him.

  • Danielle C Tomaro

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY DANNY you have cards on the way from my summer camp class myself s nd my two sons. We are praying for you and thinking about you on your special day : )

  • karen Karnickey-Parker

    Just saw this story. I will be mailing a card. HAPPY BIRTHDAY DANNY🎈🎈🎈🎈🎈

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