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A Final Christmas Comes Early For A Young Cancer Patient

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It’s no secret that Christmas and children go hand in hand. Around this time, kids become extra nice in order to get that new bike or video game console. For nine-year-old Jacob Thompson, this could very well be his final Christmas.

A shocking discovery

When he was five years old, Jacob was diagnosed with Stage 4 high-risk neuroblastoma. This form of cancer is normally discovered in children ages five and under. While this is mainly found in the kidneys, Jacob’s cancer has worked its way to his head.

Michelle Thompson Simard

Recently, the doctors gave his mother Michelle Thompson Simard the tragic news that he only has one month to live.

Spreading some cheer

Since he’s celebrating what could be his final Christmas a bit early, his mother wanted to do something special. Aside from sprucing up his hospital room to give it a Christmas vibe, she asked people to send homemade cards his way.

Michelle Thompson Simard

In a matter of days, a plethora of gifts and cards were sent his direction. One week after the story broke, he started gaining around 14,000 cards in a day.

Holding on to hope

One specific card Jacob appreciates is iTunes gift cards for his favorite mobile game. “He plays this game Sim City where he builds an entire city, and he can use his iTunes cards to buy gems,” his father Roger Guay told WCSH.

Michelle Thompson Simard

There’s no telling if this is it for Jacob or if a Christmas miracle will bring a critical change. The only thing Jacob knows is that thousands of people are rooting for him to make it through.

If you’d like to send him a homemade Christmas card, the mailing address is:

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

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