PORTLAND, Maine (NEWS CENTER) — When a bit boy requested for playing cards and presents for his “last Christmas,” folks responded.

NEWS CENTER first informed you the story of 9-year-old Jacob final week. Jacob is combating Stage four neuroblastoma most cancers.

His household would not count on him to stay to see one other Christmas.

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Jacob had a easy want for this, his final Christmas – playing cards and presents. Jacob’s mother, Michelle Thompson Simard, stated the response has been unbelievable.

Jacob obtained practically 14,000 letters on Monday alone. That’s thirty cartons of letters with greater than 460 per carton.

PHOTOS: Jacob receives practically 14,000 letters

PHOTOS: Jacob reads playing cards, opens presents

‘It’s been surreal actually! We have already obtained a lot of playing cards. There has been an enormous outpouring of help, prayers, and love. People have shared their private tales…the Christmas spirit has come early,’ stated Thompson-Simard.

Jacob met members of the University of Maine males’s hockey workforce Thursday night time. They introduced him a signed Black Bears jersey and hockey stick and posed for photos.

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Jacob’s dad, Roger Guay informed NEWS CENTER, “He loves cards from all people. He’s also a typical 9-year-old boy. He wants iTunes cards. He plays this game Sim City where he builds an entire city, and he can use his iTunes cards to buy gems, which helps the process move a little faster.”

PHOTOS: Jacob Thompson Christmas want

If any toys get are despatched his means, they are going to be shared with the entire children who’re on the Barbara Bush Children’s Hospital at Maine Medical Center.

If you have an interest in sending Jacob a Christmas Card, please ship them to him at Maine Medical Center:

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

The household has additionally began a GoFundMe web page: https://www.gofundme.com/xkcjc8

Additionally, the household has created a Facebook web page to share Jacob’s journey.

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