SEND A CARD to 9-Year-Old Cancer Patient Asking for Cards to Celebrate ‘Last Christmas’ Early!

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Jacob Thompson has been fighting cancer for years, and is at the end, most likely before Christmas even gets here.

According to the GoFundMe page set up by Jacob’s mother, the family admitted him to Barbara Bush Children’s Hospital on October 11th with the understanding that he would pass away within a month.

Since Jacob is bedridden and has limited time left with his loved ones, they are bringing Christmas to him next weekend.

If you’re interested in sending a card, address them to:

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

On the big day, his room will transform into a winter wonderland — snow, sparkling tree and all (even Santa). But Jacob has one request: cards from anyone “inspired to reach out” to help bring the Christmas cheer.

He has already started receiving cards. The first, from his friend, pictured a decked-out penguin (his favorite animal). According to Jacob’s mother, Michelle Thompson Simard, “live like a penguin,” is a motto of his. She tells, that in Jacob’s words, this means “be friendly, stand by each other, go the extra mile, jump into life and be cool.”

“Jacob loves the holiday season,” Thompson Simard said, “and we want him to know that Christmas wishes come true and that there are good people who care all around the world.”

Though it’s coming early under unfortunate circumstances, we’re wishing this sweet boy a Christmas full of love, laughter and lots of penguins.

If you’re interested in sending in a card, address them to:

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

On October 11, 2017 Jacob was admitted to the Barbara Bush Children’s Hospital for the last time. Jacob’s Neuroblastoma has spread to his head- namely the sinuses, bottom of the skull, several spots in the small bones in the inner ear and several spots on the membrane between the skull and brain. We started radiation a week prior and Jacob’s condition got worse and he was having no success with oral pain meds.

On on the Monday the 10th we started chemotherapy in conjunction with the radiation and by Wednesday the doctors were concerned that there were no significant reduction of pain and decided to admit Jacob. Since then we have learned that his hip is extreamly peppered by tumors, which was described as looking like lace. This obviously has added to the pain and more importantly with his ability to walk and move around.

With that being said, his father, Roger and myself have been told that we should be spending as much time as possible with him and we should start making arrangements for his passing. It is expected Jacob may pass away within the month. Today Roger and I went to start making prearrangements for Jacob’s funeral, and were sticker shocked. No one thinks about having to do this type of planning for their child and because of that we did nor do not have life insurance on him. We are asking for some assistance from family and friends to help support this.

We understand everyone lives on a budget and if you can not donate the best way to help (other than prayers) is to pass this along on your Facebook or other social media. Jacob has touched the lives of so many, he as well his father and myself appreciate your continued support, love, and well wishes.

Michelle Simard
Roger Guay
And ❤️ Jacob ❤️

What Is Neuroblastoma?
Cancer starts when cells in the body begin to grow out of control. Cells in nearly any part of the body can become cancer, and can spread to other areas of the body. To learn more about how cancers start and spread, see ‘What Is Cancer?’

Neuroblastoma is a type of cancer that starts in certain very early forms of nerve cells found in an embryo or fetus. (The term neuro refers to nerves, while blastoma refers to a cancer that affects immature or developing cells). This type of cancer occurs most often in infants and young children. It is rarely found in children older than 10 years.

The nervous system consists of the brain, spinal cord, and the nerves that reach out from them to all areas of the body. The nervous system is essential for thinking, sensation, and movement, among other things.

Jacob’s short life puts everything into perspective. Cancer is an ugly battle. It’s not always won, and it’s certainly never easy for any loved one going through it or their family. But prayer and support do help.

Again, I hope you will reach out and at least send a penguin card to Jacob or at the very least say a prayer in honor of Jacob. Thanks for your support and God Bless!


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