This 5-year-old battling cancer needs to you to write his name. Seriously


by Howard Portnoy

Let’s get to the important stuff first. The name of the little trouper shown here is Danny Nickerson. He will be 6 on his next birthday. You can write to him at P.O. Box 212, Foxboro, MA, 02035.

Why would you want to write to him? Because his birthday is July 25, and all he wants for it is birthday cards — lots of them. ABC News explains that Danny, who is battling cancer, said what he wants most for his birthday is a box of birthday cards.

Danny … was diagnosed with an inoperable brain tumor this past October — one of the most chemotherapy-resistant cancers. As a result, he has since stopped going to kindergarten.

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