Terminally ill boy receives 100,000 birthday cards and presents from strangers

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As you may remember, Danny Nickerson is a boy with terminal cancer who asked for birthday cards.

He received over 100,000 cards and gifts from people across the country.

Friday he celebrated his sixth birthday with the help of family, friends, police officers, and the New England Patriots.

With the help of more than 100 first responders, Danny Nickerson celebrated his sixth birthday.

The group of Cops For Kids With Cancer set up the birthday bash at Foxboro’s Gilette Stadium.

Danny is battling a rare and inoperable brain tumor. But on Friday, the focus was on fun and family.

“It’s just incredible to take their time out from their lives and do something like this especially for Danny,” Danny’s godfather, Jeff Vendetti said.

Officers brought more cards and gifts for Danny.

Boston police even delivered a special toy, his own police cruiser.

“The great thing about law enforcement community is when one calls we all come and we hope that we gave him a happy birthday and we hope that at least for a couple of minutes we gave the family some peace,” Deputy Chief Robert Devine said.

But the surprises didn’t end there.

Danny and his family also had the chance to catch some of the Patriot’s practice session.

Afterwards, Danny got to hear “Happy Birthday” one more time. But this time, it was the New England Patriots.

The Nickerson family says they are overwhelmed by the support they’ve received.

Their basement is filled with cards and gifts.

They plan on sharing some of those gifts with other children in need of joy.