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A terminally ill 9-year-old with cancer wants a present from you this Christmas season
A 9-year-old kid with pediatric cancer wants to celebrate Christmas one last time before his disease claims his life — and he wants a present from you. (Image via Facebook/Michelle Thompson Simard)

A terminally ill 9-year-old with cancer wants a present from you this Christmas season

Jacob Thompson, a 9-year-old boy with terminal cancer, wants a Christmas present from you this holiday season.

Who is he and what's wrong?

Jacob was diagnosed with stage 4 high-risk neuroblastoma when he was just 5 years old. According to CNN, Jacob was admitted to thhe Barbara Bush Children's Hospital in Portland, Maine, on Oct. 11 for likely the last time.

Doctors gave Jacob just one month to live because the cancer had spread to his brain and is incurable.

What does he want?

According to Jacob's mother, Michelle Thompson Simard, Jacob loves the Christmas season and would love to celebrate Christmas one more time.

"Jacob loves the holiday season and we want him to know that Christmas wishes come true and that there are good people who care all around the world," Jacob's mom told Good Housekeeping magazine.

That's where you come in.

What does Jacob want?

Jacob's wish is for people all around the world to send him Christmas cards so he can celebrate Christmas early.

"He got some cards from this Halloween, and he opened up and saw them and it was like getting a gift. He read it to us and had a big smile his face and his nose scrunched," Jacob's father, Roger Guay, told CNN. "He was excited to see what people had to say and it just brightened his day."

So far, Jacob has received cards from all across the world. His mother continues to share pictures of Jacob with the cards on her Facebook page. Jacob's request has also been shared by celebrities and high-profile figures.

Jacob's family has even decorated his hospital room like a winter wonderland. His family celebrated an early Christmas with Jacob this weekend, where Santa Claus reportedly made a surprise visit.

Where can I send cards?

Jacob Thompson

C/O Maine Medical Center

22 Bramhall St

Portland, ME 04102

There is also a GoFundMe page to support Jacob and his family.

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Chris Enloe

Chris Enloe

Staff Writer

Chris Enloe is a staff writer for Blaze News
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