A Little Boys Last Christmas Request……

9-year-old Jacob Thompson asks for cards to help celebrate his ‘last Christmas’ early


I hope each of my friends on FB will send Jacob a Christmas card.
Jacob Thompson
C/O Barbara Bush Childrens’ Hospital
Maine Medical Center
22 Bramhall St
Portland, ME 04102

ABOVE: Jacob Thompson has terminal cancer. As Allison Vuchnich reports, the nine-year-old hopes you can show some him some love and support and make his dying wish come true.

“With each card, message and video, we know people are sharing their love. Thank you, we know we are not alone.”

“Jacob loves receiving cards from people, especially other children. He smiles as he opens them and does his trademark ‘nose scrunch’ to let us know he’s happy,” said a statement from Jacob’s family.

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After nine-year-old Jacob Thompson was hospitalized in October after a four-year battle with Stage 4 high-risk neuroblastoma, doctors told his family that he likely had just one month to live.

In response, his parents have decided to have their Christmas celebration early this year, and Jacob wants people to celebrate along with him by sending Christmas cards.

In the five days since Jacob made his Christmas wish, the family has received over 100 cards from onlookers and well-wishers from around the world, even Antarctica, just in time for the family to celebrate Christmas at the beginning of November. The celebration will include snow, a tree and, of course, Santa Claus, CNN reports.

WATCH: Nine-year-old Jacob Thompson received an outpouring of support after it was learned he only had a month to live.