November 7, 2017 | by: Chris Pride

9 year old cancer patient receives one last Christmas wish

photo cred: Michelle Thompson Simard via Facebook


After nine-year-old Jacob Thompson was hospitalized in October after a four-year battle with Stage 4 high-risk neuroblastoma, doctors told his family that he likely had just one month to live.

In response, his parents have decided to have their Christmas celebration early this year, and Jacob wants people to celebrate along with him by sending Christmas cards.

Letters can be sent to:

Jacob Thompson
C/O Maine Medical Center
22 Bramhall St
Portland, ME 04102

Since his story has gone viral, Jacob has received an outpouring of support.

CNN reports that Jacob’s favourite things include Minecraft, Legos and Star Wars. In addition to receiving cards, Jacob also received a visit from the University of Maine men’s hockey team on Thursday night, and an emperor penguin chick has been adopted on behalf of Jacob through the World Wildlife Fund.