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9-year-old with terminal cancer asks for cards to celebrate last Christmas

By: NICOLE PELLETIERE, ABC News
November 4, 2017 Updated: November 4, 2017 at 9:15 pm
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photo - Jacob Thompson, 9, is wishing for Christmas cards from around the world while he fights terminal cancer at The Barbara Bush Children's Hospital at Maine Medical Center in Portland, Maine.
Jacob Thompson, 9, is wishing for Christmas cards from around the world while he fights terminal cancer at The Barbara Bush Children's Hospital at Maine Medical Center in Portland, Maine.  

A boy and his family are wishing for cards from people around the world in honor of his favorite holiday of Christmas.

Jacob Thompson, 9, is fighting cancer at the Barbara Bush Children's Hospital at Maine Medical Center in Portland, Maine.

When doctors told his mother he had a month to live, Jacob's family began asking people on Facebook to send him cards so he can celebrate his last Christmas early.

Soon, Jacob had received 100 cards.

If you'd like to send a card to Jacob, please mail to:

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

Read the full story at ABC News.

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