Let's get to the important stuff first. The name of the little trouper shown here is Danny Nickerson. He will be six years old on his next birthday. You can write to him at P.O. Box 212, Foxboro, Mass., 02035.
Why would you want to write to him? Because his birthday is July 25, and all he wants for it is birthday cards — lots of them. ABC News explains that Danny, who is battling cancer, said what he wants most for his birthday is a box of birthday cards.
Danny ... was diagnosed with an inoperable brain tumor this past October -- one of the most chemotherapy-resistant cancers. As a result, he has since stopped going to kindergarten.
The boy gets lonely from time to time, and is always happy to get cards with his name written on them.
“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.
Danny has had radiation therapy 33 times between November and December last year. He is now receiving chemo therapy every two weeks.
Doctors tell Nickerson that less than 10% of the children diagnosed with this type of cancer live more than 18 months past the diagnosis. But Carley isn't giving up on hope. She said each day that Danny is with her is a blessing.
So far, Danny has received about 40 letters. Said Carley:
I gave him to key to the P.O. box. He was so excited when he opened it.
I am hoping that LU Nation gives Danny something to smile about when his birthday rolls around.
P.S. He loves Legos and Super Mario.