A young Foxborough boy had an awesome and unique sixth birthday on Friday as thousands of well wishers from across the globe sent him cards and gifts, wishing him happy returns of the day.
6-year-old Danny Nickerson suffers from a fatal brain tumor. The cancer he is suffering from is inoperable. His Doctor’s has already mentioned that chances of Danny surviving the cancer is very unlikely.
All his family and friends including those on social media, sent their good wishes to the young boy via mail, social media and truck-loaded presents.
Michael Powers, Greater Boston Danny’s District manager for US Postal Service, said that there was over 100,000 birthday cards and more than 7,000 beautifully packed presents for the young lucky boy.
“I’ve never seen anything like it. And I’ve been here 35 years,” Powers said.
For Danny’s mother, Carley Nickerson, it was an unbelievable and incredible gesture.
“This is unbelievable. We’re going to be opening these for a long time,” said Carley.
Young Danny was last year diagnosed with a fatal type of brain tumor, called diffuse intrinsic pontine glioma.
Ever since the diagnosis, the six-year-old has been surrounded by doctor’s visits and routine chemotherapy sessions. According to his doctors his chances of survival is highly unlikely. Danny’s health condition forced him to leave school and therefore his mother wanted him to give a cause of smile by making his birthday special.
Carley had mailed a letter to the Attleboro Sun Chronicle two weeks ago to ask its readers and the philanthropists to send Danny warm wishes on his birthday. Danny’s story was published on the front-page. The story of this young boy went viral online after it was posted on Reddit. His story soon became the trend for Twitter as Danny had hashtags on the micro-blogging site by his name and plenty of online birthday cards. His story was also supported by celebs like actor Ashton Kutcher. A Facebook page by Danny’s family had received more than 40,000 likes by Friday.
Although we’ve past his birthday, you can still send wishes to Danny Nickerson and get well soon cards on the address mentioned in the image we shared. Any moral supported is always appreciated.