Jacob Thompson is a 9-year-old boy who is fighting an aggressive form of cancer. He was recently admitted back to the hospital. The cancer was found to have spread. Doctors are giving him a month to live. Because of this and because of Jacob’s love for Christmas and penguins his family is requesting people send him Christmas cards — especially ones featuring penguins. His life motto is: “live like a penguin.” So they’re using the hashtag #LiveLikeAPenguin to spread the word.
Jacob Thompson was diagnosed with cancer at five-years-old. Amazingly, he’s survived four years but last month learned his Neuroblastoma had spread and has about a month left to live. He has one request for his final weeks. His dad tells WCSH TV that Jacob loves Christmas and he’d like one final Christmas. Next week, the family plans to do that for him from his hospital room and they need your help to pull it off. Jacob would like Christmas cards.
We’ll get to my daughter’s sugar-high in a moment. First, your Daily Dose of Kindness. A 4-year-old girl in Colorado is using her hard-earned money to help a local police officer who is battling cancer. TODAY reports Sidney Fahrenbruch, who has had a fascination with police for some time, visits the department about once a week and often brings them treats like candy or cookies.
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Selecting a term
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Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
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