Good News: Boy Battling Rare Brain Tumor Gets Birthday Wish

The family of a Massachusetts boy who is getting ready to turn six is asking for their community’s help in celebrating by sending him a massive amount of birthday cards. “Danny turns 6 in 24 days,” Carley Nickerson posted on a Facebook page sharing her son’s battle against a rare brain tumor. “He loves receiving mail and he’s always checking the mail box for mail with his name on it. How many birthday cards can we get before his birthday? And give him a month tons of mail! He will love it!” the post on Danny’s Warriors page read. Danny, whose birthday is July 25, was diagnosed last October with an inoperable brain tumor called Diffuse Intrinsic Pontine Glimoa. “Danny’s birthday means so much to us this year,” Carley stated. Reports claim that less than 10 percent of children with DIPG live longer than 18 months after the diagnosis. “Every day is a blessing to us,” she said. Click here to see what Danny has received so far!