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Little Boy Battling Cancer Asks For Box of Birthday Cards


A 5-year-old boy who is battling cancer only wants a mailbox full of birthday cards for his birthday.

Danny Nickerson of Foxborough, Massachusetts, is battling a rare form of brain cancer. He was diagnosed with DIPG in October of last year -- one of the most chemotherapy-resistant cancers.

He turns 6 years old on July 25, and there's one thing at the top of his list - a card from you!

"He can recognize his name now," Carley Nickerson, Danny's mother told ABC News. "When he saw his name on the package from magical fairies on Easter, he was so happy."

Carley wanted to keep that joy going. Back on July 1, she posted this message on a Facebook page on which they update Danny's battle with cancer.

    "Danny turns 6 in 24 days. He loves receiving mail and he's always checking the mail box for mail with his name on it. How many birthday cards can we get before his birthday? And give him a month of tons of mail! He will love it! Then on his birthday I will post a picture of all the cards together!"

That's where you come in. You can help make this a special birthday for a special family by sending a card. You can mail it to Danny Nickerson, P.O. Box 212, Foxboro, MA, 02035.

Happy birthday, Danny!