5-year-old battling cancer only wants cards for birthday

5-year-old battling cancer only wants cards for birthday

Posted: Updated: Jul 19, 2014 05:05 PM
FOXBORO, Mass. -

A 5-year-old boy who is battling cancer only wants a mailbox full of birthday cards for his birthday.

Danny Nickerson, who lives in Massachusetts, will turn six on July 25.

Last October, he was diagnosed with an inoperable brain tumor. It is one of the most chemotherapy-resistant cancers.

Less than 10 percent of the children diagnosed with this type of disease live longer than 18 months.

“He had 33 radiations from November through December last year,” Danny’s mother, Carley Nickerson, said. “We are now getting chemotherapy every two weeks.”

Danny had to stop kindergarten because of his illness. He gets lonely, but getting cards in the mail always cheer him up.

“He can recognize his name now,” Carley explained. “When he saw his name on the package from magical fairies on Easter, he was so happy.”

The cards and packages stop coming after Easter, so Danny is eager to get more mail for his birthday. His mother said he loves Super Mario and Lego.

So far, Danny has received 40 cards.

Anyone who would like to send Danny a card can do so at: Danny Nickerson, P.O. Box 212, Foxboro, MA, 02035.

*ABC News contributed to this story.

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