6-year-old boy fighting cancer gets more than 15,000 cards, fulfilling birthday wish


MASSACHUSETTS - A 6-year-old boy battling cancer said all he wanted for his birthday was a lot of cards with his name on them.

Well, Danny Nickerson's birthday wish came true. He has received more than 15,000 cards from all over the world.

According to ABC News, the Massachusetts boy was diagnosed with an inoperable brain tumor known as diffuse intrinsic pontine glioma in October, one of the most chemotherapy-resistant cancers. Danny has since stopped going to kindergarten.

Since ABC News first reported on Danny’s story, the family’s P.O. Box has been flooded with cards and packages from strangers across the country and from around the world.

His mother, Carley Nickerson wrote on a Facebook page she set up for Danny, "We are speechless and don't have enough words to explain how thankful we are for every one of you. We opened about 200 of them today and he loved seeing them."

One man, Matt Sfara of Newton, Mass., decided that he has to make his card stand out, Carley Nickerson noted on Facebook.

Sfara made a card that is 4 feet wide and 6 feet tall when folded, and 8 feet wide when opened up. The card was addressed to "Danny Nickerson, The Coolest 6-Year-Old."

The number of followers on the Facebook page, Danny’s Warrior, has skyrocketed.

All cards can be mailed the Nickerson’s home addressed: Danny Nickerson, P.O. Box 212, Foxboro, Mass., 02035.

His family has also set up a website and a GoFundMe page, which has already reached its $15,000 goal.