Christmas for Jacob

Hana Leftridge

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Jacob Thompson is a nine-year-old little boy who lives in Portland, Maine. He loves penguins, Star Wars, Minecraft, and Legos. Jacob has been diagnosed with stage four high-risk Neuroblastoma, which is a rare type of cancerous tumor that has spread to his head, including on the membrane between his skull and his brain.

On Wednesday, October 11, 2017 Jacob was admitted to the hospital after starting a round of chemotherapy and radiation that held no signs of helping him. Jacob’s doctors say that he will most likely not survive to see Christmas this year. His family has decided to celebrate Christmas early, and reached out asking that people send Christmas cards to the address below.

Jacob Thompson

c/o Maine Medical Center

22 Bramhall Street

Portland, ME 04102

Jacobs mother, Michelle Thompson Simard, has also started a GoFundMe account in which she and almost 3,000 other people are raising money for Jacobs Funeral. The following link will take you to her page, https://www.gofundme.com/xkcjc8 .

Bobcat Nation has never failed to be a giving and generous group of students, teachers, and staff. So, I ask you Bobcats to help make Jacob Thompson’s last Christmas an amazing one!

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