Help Make Terminally Ill 5-Year-Old Boy’s Wish Come True

8 11 2009

The Cosmic Cow’s Carra Riley sent me a message on Facebook from one of her other Facebook friends telling me about this heartbreaking/heartwarming story that I wanted to pass along to everyone else in hopes that you, dear Active Rain members, will help this little boy and his family create a legacy of help and hope for other little kids.

Little Noah Biorkman is a typical 5-year-old boy: he loves Christmas.  However, what is atypical for this little guy is that he has been fighting cancer since he was 3 years old.  When it went into remission in late 2007, the family was overjoyed.  But, a year later, Noah experienced a relapse.  Currently, Noah is in hospice care in Michigan after being diagnosed with end stage neuroblastoma.  Both he and his family have come to terms with the fact that Noah most likely will not make it to Christmas.  But, instead of focusing on the negative, they have decided to make the most of the time Noah has left in this world.  Christmas was brougth to Noah this weekend.

After the family had put out Noah’s request to receive as many Christmas cards as possible, they were overwhelmed by the outpouring of love and wishes from all over the world, including a package from as far away as Hong Kong.  So far, they have received around 8000 cards.  The family is forever grateful to all these people for showing such tremendous support to their little boy.  They have set up a trust fund in Noah’s name and have asked that, in lieu of gifts, please send a card with $1 inside and they will donate all money received in Noah’s name to the University of Michigan’s neuroblastoma research center and the Michigan Make-a-Wish chapter.  Please send a card to the family and make a donation of anything you are comfortable with.

Cards can be sent to:

Noah Biorkman
1141 Fountain View Circle
South Lyon, MI 48178

Thank you, Carra, for letting me know about this story.  It is heartbreaking as well as heartwarming.  My card and donation are in the mail tomorrow.  I hope more people join me in this.

Click here to view the video of Noah’s story on Click on Detroit.

Heather Chavez, Real Estate Virtual AssistantSecond Self Virtual Assistance: When There Isn’t Enough of You to Go Around!

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