Noah Biorkman celebrated Christmas early this year. Last weekend, the 5-year-old, who is in the final stages of Neuroblastoma cancer, celebrated the holiday with his family. They believe that December will come too late for the little boy and put out a call to family and friends to send Christmas cards early this year, so that the boy would have a chance to open them, CNN reports.
The family's mailbox has since been flooded with Christmas cards to Noah and gifts from strangers around the world hoping to make Noah's last Christmas an extra-special one:
A follow-up letter from Noah's mother, posted on Snopes.com and Daily Kos this week, thanks respondents for the overwhelming flood of cards and gifts, but asked people to refrain from sending more gifts, as the family already celebrated Christmas.
The letter reads:
Wow!! Thanks! Please STOP!!!!
Wow! The outpouring of love and concern for Noah is just amazing! Scott and I never in a million years thought that so many people would want to send Christmas cards to Noah. However, please note: We did already celebrate Christmas LAST Sunday -- November 8th.
PLEASE STOP SENDING CARDS AND GIFTS!!!!
Noah is very ill. He is not getting out of bed and it's time for Scott, our families, and I to concentrate on our son. His time is very short and he needs us.
Scott and I would like to say thank you so much for the support and continued show of love. However, we are asking that everyone please stop sending cards and gifts.
Also, everyone please post the stop order on Facebook and any other websites or organizations that you belong to. We need the peace right now.
Thank you for your understanding in this request.