Danny Nickerson is a 5-year-old brain cancer patient from Foxboro, Massachusetts, who only wants one thing for his birthday: birthday cards.
Danny, whose inoperable condition, Diffuse Intrinsic Pontine Glioma, gives him a 10 percent chance of surviving more than 18 months, loves getting mail.
His mother Carley, made flyers asking strangers to send Danny birthday cards for his 6th birthday on July 25.
Since Danny can’t go to school, he gets lonely sometimes, and the letters with his name on them make him feel very special.
Carley told ABC News,
“He can recognize his name now. When he saw his name on the package from magical fairies on Easter, he was so happy.”
Danny received 40 letters due to the flyers, but after someone posted the flyer on Reddit, he received hundreds. Someone even made a Google Doc to organize the sending of the gifts.
Despite his low chance of survival, Carley says Danny is doing great:
“He had 33 radiations from November through December last year. We are now getting chemotherapy every two weeks.”
If you’d like to brighten Danny’s day, send him letters at: Danny Nickerson, P.O. Box 212, Foxboro, MA, 02035.