[UPDATE] Louisiana Boy With Cancer Who Asked For Christmas Cards Has Passed Away
A few months ago, 8-year-old Drake Quibodeaux's request for Christmas cards went viral. His goal was to get 190 cards but received thousands. Sadly, Drake has now passed away.
KADN.com reports his mother Danielle Quibodeaux posted to Facebook “Drake won his battle at 2:55 this morning! He ran into the arms of Jesus.”
Drake Quibodeaux, from Vinton, La had Diffuse Intrinsic Pontine Glioma. He passed away over the Memorial Day weekend.
(ORIGINAL STORY BELOW)
UPDATE - Last week we told you about Drake Quibodeaux, and 8-year-old from Vinton, La currently fighting deadly brain cancer. Drake said his wish was to get 190 Christmas cards this year. We asked you to help, and boy did you, in a huge way!
Theadvertiser.com reports that of today, Drake has revived a whopping 14,000 Christmas cards! In less than a week, you have made his dream come true tenfold.
Drake's mom Danielle Quibodeaux says Drake and their entire family has been overwhelmed by this incredible show of support and compassion.
Danielle tells theadvertiser.com -
"It just boggles me. My little boy is reaching the nation and bringing the Christmas spirit back. He said to me, 'Mama, they love me ... they say I'm strong.' Keep spreading awareness and spreading the word so nobody else has to go through this. That's what it's all about."
Well done! If you want to send Drake a Christmas card you can find his address in the original story below.
(Original Story Posted 12/06/12)
Drake Quibodeaux, 8-years-old from Vinton, La is currently fighting deadly brain cancer. Drake told his dad he wants to try and get 190 Christmas cards this year, and here's how you can make his Christmas wish come true...
Theadvertiser.com reports that earlier this year Drake was diagnosed with diffuse intrinsic pontine glioma or DIPG. DIPG is the most deadly form of childhood cancer, and currently, there is no known cure.
Drake's dad, Danielle Quibodeaux tells theadvertiser.com "I just want him to know he's loved, and he's an amazing little man,"
If you'd like to help make Drake's dream come true and send a card, his address is:
2412 Hwy 388, Vinton, LA, 70668.