Five-year-old Danny Nickerson is just like any other five-year-old; a kid who is just discovering the joys of reading. In particular, Danny loves it when he recognises his own name written down.
However, unlike most five-year-olds, Danny can’t go to school anymore. Danny was diagnosed with an inoperable brain tumour, which has taken him out of school and into a schedule of fortnightly radiation treatments. His type of cancer is notorious for being chemotherapy resistant.
Despite all of this, there is something that will always lift Danny’s spirits: seeing his name written on a card.
Via ABC News:
“He can recognize his name now,” Carley Nickerson, Danny’s mother told ABC News. “When he saw his name on the package from magical fairies on Easter, he was so happy.”
But the packages and cards stopped after Easter.
“He had 33 radiations from November through December last year,” Nickerson said. “We are now getting chemo therapy every two weeks.”
Doctors tell Nickerson that less than 10 percent of the children diagnosed with this type of cancer live longer than 18 months.
But, in however many more months, years and (hopefully) decades Danny has left on this earth, he hopes to receive lots of cards with his name on them.
He has received 40 so far, and his mother is asking the public if they would be able to send him a card for his sixth birthday, which he will celebrate on July 25.
How to send a card to Danny:
All cards can be mailed the Nickersons, addressed: Danny Nickerson, P.O. Box 212, Foxborough, MA, 02035.
Sending a greeting card from Australia to the US will cost $2.60, with the card expected to arrive within 3-10 working days.