Family & Parenting

Family Asks For Christmas Cards For 9-Year-Old Boy Celebrating His Last Christmas

The 9-year-old, who's been battling cancer since 2014, will be celebrating early this year.

Christmas will come early for one special boy in Maine. The early celebration happens as his family prepares to likely say goodbye before the actual holiday in December. You see, 9-year-old Jacob Thompson has Stage 4 High Risk Neuroblastoma, an aggressive form of brain cancer. He has been bravely fighting the disease since February 2014.

Sadly, on Oct. 11, doctors admitted him to the Barbara Bush Children’s Hospital when his condition went downhill. His parents were told to spend as much time with him as possible, because he likely only had a month left to live.

How cute is that young man?!

With the news that Jacob won’t be leaving the hospital to return home, his family decided to make the most of their remaining time and celebrate.

“Jacob loves Christmas,” his father, Roger Guay, told WCSH 6 News.

So, Christmas will come to Jacob’s hospital room next weekend! He will have a tree, lights and fake snow to set the holiday mood! And, what would Christmas be without Santa Claus. Word has it the big man will make a trip from the North Pole just to visit Jacob and some of the other kids at the hospital!

But, to make Jacob’s holiday even brighter, his family is asking for some help. They’re requesting Christmas cards to complete the festivities.

“He loves cards from all people,” Guay said.

Guay knows friends and family will step up to send some holiday cheer via mail. However, the family also said anyone who wants to send a card is invited to participate!

If you want to send Jacob a Christmas card, send them to:

Jacob Thompson

C/O Maine Medical Center

22 Bramhall Street

Portland, ME 04102

Cards have already started coming in thanks to local media coverage of Jacob’s brave battle.

His mother said the first batch of cards have brought joy to the little boy’s life.

“We want him to know that Christmas wishes come true and that there are good people who care all around the world,” she said.

Merry Christmas Jacob! We hope you get enough cards to fill your entire room!