Thousands Of Strangers Are Helping This Young Cancer Patient Celebrate His Last Christmas

Jacob was diagnosed with high-risk neuroblastoma when he was 5. According to the American Cancer Society, only half of children diagnosed with the disease reach the five-year survival mark.


After Jacob was admitted to the Barbara Bush Children's Hospital on October 11, doctors discovered that the neuroblastoma had spread to his head and was incurable, according to a GoFundMe page set up by his mother. The doctors told his family in he probably only had a month to live.

    So they're celebrating Christmas early this year, and Jacob wants people to celebrate with him by sending him cards. Jacob asked for cards from anyone around the world who wanted to share his Christmas spirit.

    He's been receiving cards from people all over the country, including big-name stars Rob Lowe, Anna Kendrick, and Arnold Schwarzenegger.

    If you're interested in sending cards, address them to:

    Jacob Thompson

    C/O Maine Medical Center

    22 Bramhall St.

    Portland, ME 04102

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