9-year-old cancer patient asks the public for cards to celebrate last Christmas early.
Jacob Thompson, a cancer patient with Stage 4 High Risk Neuroblastoma, is asking for the Public to send him early Christmas cards as a last wish to Celebrate his last Christmas. Jacob has been fighting Neuroblastoma, cancer that forms in nerve cells early on, since he was diagnosed at age 5. It has spread to his head and hip, and treatment was deemed unsuccessful.
Neuroblastoma is a cancer often found in the small glands on top of the kidneys (adrenal glands). It can develop in the belly, chest, neck, pelvis, and bones. Children ages five or younger are most commonly affected.Symptoms may include fatigue, loss of appetite, and fever. There may be a lump or compression of tissues in the affected area. Children ages 2 through 18 are especially at high risk of the cancer.
Though it's coming early under unfortunate circumstances, we're wishing this sweet boy a Christmas full of love, laughter and lots of penguins which he loves. If you're interested in sending in a card, address them to: Jacob Thompson C/O Maine Medical Center 22 Bramhall St Portland, ME 04102