Boy with cancer gets thousands of birthday cards

FOXBORO, Mass. (CNN/WBZ) – There was a big birthday-eve party for little Danny Nickerson, who’s battling cancer.

The boy got more mail delivered to his hometown post office than all of Foxboro, Massachusetts combined.

It was boxes and boxes full of birthday cards, all for the boy with the rare inoperable brain tumor. Danny turns 6-years-old on Friday, July 25.

His mom said he had just one item on his birthday wish-list.

“When we said, ‘what do you want for your birthday?’ He said, ‘mail, I want mail.’ So he got mail,” said Danny’s mother, Carley Nickerson.

An army of friends and relatives have spent days shuttling the cards to his home.

Letters have been mailed from Aruba, Texas and even from a squadron of Marines from Afghanistan.

In all, there have been about 50,000 letters received so far, with much more mail on the way.

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