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Unread 04-30-2016, 12:00 PM   #1
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Heart May 7th Birthday Cards for Lucas' Last Birthday

On the news, there was a story about Lucas, a 6 yr old boy from Chicago who has battled pediatric cancer for years. He was finally "clear" of cancer and got to go home last (2015) Christmas. Sadly, he was very recently diagnosed with another form of cancer that is incurable. His parents made the heart-wrenching decision to withhold more painful treatment as there is no cure. They don't want him to spend the rest of his life fighting another battle that he won't win. Lucas will be 6 on MAY 7TH and his family is asking for cards and letters for what will be his last birthday. Last Christmas he received 500 cards/letters and loved them all. His parents are reaching out for birthday cards/letters in hopes that the # he receives, will surpass 500. They want to make the rest of his life as comfortable and as special as they can. They want his next and last birthday to be the best ever. Following is a link with more info and it has links to his story within it:

Lucas Bear Story & Card/Letter Drive

Will you please help make his last birthday the best ever by sending a card and spreading the word to all of your card-making friends and any card clubs/groups you are affiliated with?

In case you want to send a card but you don't have time to look up and read his story or follow the links within it, here is the address to which cards can be sent:

Lucas "Bear"
40 E Chicago Ave, #162
Chicago, IL 60611

Again, his birthday is MAY 7TH so cards need to be mailed from anywhere/everywhere, pretty darn quick. Thank you in advance for any help you can give.

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I'll send one off tomorrow morning. Thanks so much for posting.
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Sending a card today. Hopefully it gets there in time!
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Got one done fast, Lightning Mcqueen fast! It's in the mailbox and hopefully will get there asap!
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Sadly, I saw on Facebook that Lucas passed away on May 1st. His family was still opening cards, they said they got around 5,000 of them and he would have appreciated all of them.
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Sadly, I saw on Facebook that Lucas passed away on May 1st. His family was still opening cards, they said they got around 5,000 of them and he would have appreciated all of them.
Oh my he went so fast! My card is in the mail box and I will still send it.
I have a religious medal in it for the family that I got from The Basilica of Holy Hill to give them strength!
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This is SO sad, Gabby! I'll try and get one out to him! Thanks for posting.
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I'm sorry to hear of his passing.
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mine was made and then sent off few days ago, but alas see from above that he passed away. He is now with the heavenly father and no more pain.
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Thank you for the update, Gabby. Rest in Peace, little Lucas.
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