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Scotch Plains-Fanwood Residents Sending Birthday Wishes to Cancer-Striken Boy

John Mooney

Wednesday, July 23, 2014 • 10:51am

Scotch Plains-Fanwood, NJ -- Touched by the story of  5-year-old Danny Nickerson, a boy from Foxboro, Mass., who was recently diagnosed with inoperable brain cancer, Amy Boroff of Be Craftful is inviting local residents to come into the store (250 South Ave. in Fanwood)  today and make cards for the ailing boy.  Boroff will be sending cards created at Be Craftful, and a birthday package, to Danny on Thursday.

Since he was pulled out of kindergarten for treatment, Danny has missed being with his friends.  Because he loves getting mail, his mother, Carley, is asking people to mail cards to him for his upcoming 6th birthday on July 25.  
 
When Danny first started receiving letters, he would pull them out of the mailbox excitedly. After posting a notice on Reddit, hundreds of people began sending mail to him. 
 
Less than 10 percent of people with Danny’s condition -- Diffuse Intrinsic Pontine Glioma --  survive more than 18 months.  However, Carley said she doesn’t believe the odds and said her little boy is “doing great.”  
 
“He had 33 radiations from November through December last year,” she said. “We are now getting chemo therapy every two weeks.” 
 
If you’d like to send Danny something for his birthday, letters can be sent to: Danny Nickerson, P.O. Box 212, Foxboro, MA 02035.
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