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Wish Granted: Christmas comes early for Maine boy fighting cancer

Wish Granted: Christmas comes early for Maine boy fighting cancer

  • We introduced Jacob to you on November 1, when we shared his wish for Christmas cards for his last holiday.
  • Surrounded by cards, stuffed penguins, a Christmas tree and lights, Jacob celebrated Christmas with his family Sunday morning.
  • ► 9-year-old cancer patient to celebrate his ‘last Christmas’ early – – Mr. and Mrs. Claus even took time to visit Jacob and make, what his parents are saying will be his last Christmas, a very special one.
  • And even though the pain doesn’t’t go away, even for an early Christmas, at least the pain takes a back seat to the excitement that Jacob’s little hospital room has seen over the last two weeks.
  • It is perhaps fitting then, that as a community, we take a page from Jacob’s book this time of year, and hopefully always, to live our own lives like the little birds he loves so much…as a community that strengthens each other.

9-year-old Jacob Thompson celebrated Christmas early, as his parents say it will be his last, surrounded by family and with a special visit from Santa. 

PORTLAND, Maine (NEWS CENTER) — It’s the time that comes but once a year; holiday time.

Christmas tunes are already blaring on the radio, Santa’s flushed face is decorating lawns and every store’s insides are bursting with green and red.

For most, it is a stress-filled time of year, juggling holiday parties and recitals, family gatherings, and an endless shopping list.

But for one special little boy from Saco, Maine, Christmas is a little quieter and a lot earlier.  

► Little boy’s ‘last Christmas’ wish coming true

The holiday arrived Sunday, November 12 to a small hospital room at Maine Medical Center in nearby Portland.

►PHOTOS: Early Christmas comes for Jacob

Nine-year-old Jacob Thomspon has been battling stage four neuroblastoma since he was just five. Neuroblastoma is a cancer that generally affects children and infants. He was admitted to Maine Medical Center on October 11 and his parents were told he only had a month to live. 

Jacob is a typical young boy in most respects, he loves Christmas, police and penguins.  

We introduced Jacob to you on November 1, when we shared his wish for Christmas cards for his last holiday. 

Since then tens of thousands of cards have flown into Jacob’s small hospital room from, not only, all over Maine but all over the world. 

Surrounded by cards, stuffed penguins, a Christmas tree and lights, Jacob celebrated Christmas…

Wish Granted: Christmas comes early for Maine boy fighting cancer

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