5 For Good - Maine Child Battling Terminal Cancer Celebrates Christmas

A Maine boy battling cancer celebrated Christmas early this weekend. This is likely Jacob's last holiday season and people from around the world are helping to make his final days as happy as possible.

He and his family celebrated Christmas, with Santa and Mrs. Claus, on Sunday inside the Barbara Bush Children's Hospital at Maine Medical Center.

"We would like to thank our friends and family who jumped in to make this a special day we will remember for the rest of our lives," his family wrote on Facebook. We are so thankful you could be there with us. And to everyone, thank you for joining us on this journey. We will be sharing more later today and tomorrow, but for now, Merry Christmas!"

To celebrate the holidays early, the 9-year-old boy has asked for Christmas cards.

People have responded, sending tens of thousands of cards to the hospital.

Last week, a caravan of police squad cars from across New England drove past the hospital to show support for Jacob and other patients.

He has battled neuroblastoma since February 2014. The cancer has reached stage 4.
If you want to send Jacob a card, it can be mailed to:

Jacob Thompson
c/o Barbara Bush Children's Hospital at Maine Medical Center

22 Bramhall St.

Portland, Maine 04102