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Help Jacob celebrate Christmas right now

By: Becky
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​Nine-year-old Jacob Thompson has been battling a brain tumor for years, and unfortunately the chemo has quit working.  The doctors say he probably won't make it until Christmas, so he is celebrating the Christmas season right now.  His favorite creature is the penguin.  He says we should all be like penguins because penguins always:

  • Penguins are always friendly to each other.
  • Always stand by each other
  • Go the extra mile
  • Jump into life
  • Are always cool


Jacob's Christmas wish is to get Christmas cards from friends all over the place.  If they have penguins on them, even better.  If you'd like to send a note of Christmas cheer, here's the address to do that:


Jacob Thompson

c/o Maine Medical Center

22 Bramhall St.

Portland, ME 04102