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Boy battling inoperable brain tumor gets more than 100,000 birthday cards

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. — A Massachusetts boy battling an inoperable brain tumor had an extra special birthday party on Saturday.

Danny Nickerson turned 6 on Friday. He was escorted by more than 100 police officers from across the state to Gillette Stadium, where the New England Patriots players were practicing. Both police and players sang “Happy Birthday” to Nickerson.

Danny Nickerson hugs a family member.

Danny Nickerson hugs a family member.

“You can very easily put a card in the mail,” Burlington police Sgt. Gerard McDonough said. “But together as a brotherhood to come and support Danny, it’s a welcome distraction from that fight and puts a smile on their faces.”

Nickerson said all he wanted for his sixth birthday was cards and he has received more than 100,000 of them. His story has attracted international attention. Even Justin Bieber posted a birthday message to Nickerson on social media.

“He’s having an absolute blast with everything,” his father Daniel Jamieson said. “He’s been smiling so much the last few week. It’s been absolutely beautiful.”

Nickerson celebrated his birthday on Friday. Any late birthday cards can be mailed to Danny Nickerson, P.O. Box 212, Foxborough, MA, 02035.

CNN contributed to this report.

6 comments

    • Joseph Citarello IV

      thats what ive been saying this whole time about this situation. that poor boy is suffering, all these people are sending him pieces of paper. did no one really thing to send the family a treatment of cannabis oils? this boy could have been cured 100x over with all the money spent on pieces of paper.

      • Kia

        It could very well be just me, but isn’t “a card in the mail” what he asked for? I hope the “faces” he was talking about were Danny’s family’s.

  • Jesus Effing. Christ

    2 things wrong here.

    1. 100K cards at an average of $3 per card and 44 cent each to mail them. That’s over $344,000 for the cards alone. Imagine had that funded some medical care.

    2. The entire thing ruined by the fact that Justin Beiber posted about this on social media.

  • GRACE

    THIS BABY GOT EXACTLY WHAT HE WISHED FOR THERE ARE KIDS OUT THERE WHO WISH FOR SIMPLER THINGS ON THIER BIRTHDAYS AND ARE STILL WAITING FOR THEM. WHY CANT WE BE POSITIVE FOR ONCE I GUESS NO MATTER WHAT YOU DO GOOD OR BAD, PEOPLE WILL STILL FIND SOMETHING WORSE TO SAY! I HOPE LIL MAN ENJOYED HIS DAY AND WILL REMEMBER IT FOR EVER! HAPPY BIRTHDAY !!!

    • debbie

      yes,he did get what he asked for.also remember with birthday cards most of the time comes money.yea!

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