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July 19th, 2014, 05:01 PM
I don't usually cross post articles from the blog here, but this is one I want to make sure as many people as possible see.

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If there was ever a time to break out those fountain pens itís now.

Danny Nickerson will turn six on July 25 and all he wants for his upcoming birthday is a box of birthday cards and if anyone can make that happen itís the fountain pen community. Last October, Danny was diagnosed with an inoperable brain tumor and itís one of the most chemotherapy-resistant cancers. Between November and December of last year he has undergone 33 radiation treatments and is now getting chemo therapy every two weeks.

Doctors say that less than 10 percent of the children diagnosed with this type of cancer live longer than 18 months.

Danny has since stopped going to kindergarten and gets lonely from time to time. He is always happy to get cards with his name written on them, especially since he can now recognize his own name.

His mother, Carley, says Danny likes Lego and Super Mario.

Dannyís birthday is July 25. You mail your cards to the Nickersonís mailing address:

Danny Nickerson
P.O. Box 212
Foxboro, MA 02035

Iíve seen the creativity of the members from this community. Please spend at least half the amount of time you did to mail an entry for one of our giveaways and send Danny a card for his birthday.

Source: ABC News (http://abcnews.go.com/US/mass-boy-battling-cancer-birthday-bunch-birthday-cards/story?id=24626702), The Sun Chronicle (http://www.thesunchronicle.com/vip/features/stories/one-birthday-wish-for-foxboro-boy/article_26f10e4a-c3d4-5237-86df-aa0533c14f7c.html); Via Reddit (http://redd.it/2b4mhs)

July 19th, 2014, 05:07 PM
My prayers will be with Danny and his family. My card will be in the mail on Monday.

Jon Szanto
July 19th, 2014, 08:52 PM
Mine's ready to go in the mail Monday as well. Thanks, Dan.

July 19th, 2014, 10:11 PM
I don't know if my card will arrive in time but it'll happen.

July 19th, 2014, 10:13 PM
boom. done.

Tony Rex
July 20th, 2014, 12:11 AM
From my daughter, a Mario fan to another..

July 20th, 2014, 05:32 PM
Mine will be in Monday's mail. I think he needs regular postcards too! The ABC story said he received mail for Easter, but it stopped afterwards. If a postcard a week can send him a smile it is more than worth it to me.


July 20th, 2014, 09:12 PM
Written and ready to post in the morning.

July 20th, 2014, 09:34 PM
Hope he's OK with Spiderman. On the way tomorrow.

July 25th, 2014, 11:21 PM
On the local, D/FW TX, news I heard Danny received over 152,000 cards/letters/gifts for his birthday. Nice to see so many people take a moment to think about a boy who just wanted mail. I'll assume he thinks he got enough.