PORTLAND, Maine - A 9-year-old boy is celebrating his last Christmas early, and has asked for the world to send him holiday cards to help spread cheer. Jacob Thompson, who has been battling stage 4 high-risk neuroblastoma since age 5, was admitted to Barbara Bush Children's Hospital a few weeks ago and given about one month to live after doctors discovered the cancer had spread to his hip and head.
On Nov. 1, Jacob's mother, Michelle Thompson Simard, shared on Facebook that the first card had arrived from a friend named Nolan. It was decorated with a penguin, which is the boy's favorite animal.
An update posted to the family's GoFundMe page on Thursday said the cards were starting to stream in.
Those interested in sending Jacob a card can address it to:
22 Bramhall Street
Portland, Maine 04102