The Internet Is Helping Make This Boy's Christmas Wish Come True

All Jacob Thompson would like this year is a card from you.


Celebrities and strangers across the country are helping grant a 9-year-old boy's holiday wish a little early this year. Jacob Thompson has been battling cancer for the past four years, but his condition has worsened in the past month and his doctors believe it is unlikely he will be able to celebrate on Dec. 25. While he won't be able to leave the hospital, Jacob's parents are helping him have a merry Christmas one last time.

Per HuffPost, Jacob was first diagnosed with Stage 4 neuroblastoma, cancer of the nerve cells, when he was five years old. On Oct. 11, he was admitted to Barbara Bush Children's Hospital in Portland, Maine "for the last time," his mom Michelle Simard wrote on their GoFundMe page created to help cover the cost of Jacob's funeral.

As the holiday season has always been one of Jacob's favorite times of the year, Simard and Jacob's father Roger Guay are planning on celebrating Christmas with him by decorating his hospital room and hosting a visit from Santa Claus. For his part, Jacob has one last request: anyone who has already caught the holiday spirit this year should send along a Christmas card.

Simard told Good Housekeeping that Jacob has already started receiving cards. And his Christmas wish caught the eye of individuals on social media as well. 

"Jacob loves the holiday season," Simard told Good Housekeeping. "We want him to know that Christmas wishes come true and that there are good people who care all around the world."

Christmas cards can be sent to Jacob at:

Jacob Thompson
C/O Maine Medical Center
22 Bramhall St.
Portland, ME 04102


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