FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (MYFoxBoston.com) – Hundreds of cards and packages from around the world were delivered to Danny Nickerson for his birthday Friday.
Danny, who just turned 6, is from Foxborough and loves to get mail. For his birthday his one wish was to receive lots birthday cards.
Turning 6 is a big deal to Danny because in October of last year he was diagnosed with Diffuse Intrinsic Pontine Glioma (DIPG), an inoperable and chemotherapy resistant brain tumor. Less than 10 percent of patients diagnosed with DIPG survive past 18 months of diagnosis.
In order for Danny’s wish to come true, his mother took to Facebook and asked people to send her son a birthday card. The post was quickly shared, and not only Danny’s friends and family sent him cards this year, but hundreds of people from around the world are making sure that he has the best birthday possible.
On Thursday alone, he received more mail at the Foxborough post office than the entire town combined, which took four trucks and a U-haul to bring home. They had to leave three pallets of mail behind to pick up later.