After battling a uncommon type of most cancers often called stage 4 neuroblastoma for years, 9-year-old Jacob Thompson’s household bought information no guardian can start to think about: he seemingly will not make it to Christmas. In an effort to maintain Jacob’s spirits up and the ache at bay, his dad and mom requested the world to ship their son Christmas playing cards — and individuals are delivering. Jacob’s mom, Michelle Thompson Simard, defined that her son has been taken to the hospital for the final time in a heartbreaking message on the household’s Go Fund Me web page:
“On Oct. 11, 2017 Jacob was admitted to the Barbara Bush Children’s Hospital for the last time. Jacob’s neuroblastoma has spread to his head — namely the sinuses, bottom of the skull, several spots in the small bones in the inner ear and several spots on the membrane between the skull and brain. We started radiation a week prior and Jacob’s condition got worse and he was having no success with oral pain meds.”
After medical doctors realised the most cancers had unfold to his hip, they gave Jacob solely a month longer to reside — urging his dad and mom to spend as a lot time with him as doable over the subsequent few weeks. The Thompson household has each intention of constructing the time they’ve left with their son particular and determined to have a good time Christmas early by adorning his hospital room, scheduling an in-person go to with Santa Claus, and watching him open tons of vacation playing cards from well-wishers.
Planning on sending a card? Mail it to:
C/O Maine Medical Center
22 Bramhall St.
Portland, ME 04102
“Jacob loves the vacation season,” Michelle stated in an interview with Good Housekeeping, “and we want him to know that Christmas wishes come true and that there are good people who care all around the world.”