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9-year-old cancer patient whose Christmas wish went viral passes away

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PORTLAND, Maine - When 9-year-old cancer patient Jacob Thompson's family found out he only had one month to live, they decided to “fast forward” Christmas by asking people to send Jacob Christmas cards.
Jacob passed away Sunday, but not before he had received thousands of cards from around the world.
In a Facebook post Monday, Jacob's family wrote that they are grateful to everyone who sent him Facebook messages and cards.
“You brought Jacob joy, and you brought us all optimism for the future. Thank you for taking the time, and taking an interest in our sweet boy's journey. Sadly, there...
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Boy With Cancer Who Wanted Cards For His Last Christmas Dies

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CBS Local - A 9-year-old Maine boy with cancer has died after his wish for a Christmas celebration was fulfilled.
Jacob Thompson's family used social media Monday to announce that he died Sunday at Maine Medical Center in Portland. His family thanked those who sent Christmas cards and prayers, saying it gave joy to Jacob and optimism to his family.
Jacob was diagnosed at age 5 with neuroblastoma, and was admitted to the hospital in October. Knowing time was short, his family held a Christmas celebration there earlier this month. People were touched by the story. Cards poured in from around...
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9-year-old whose last wish was Christmas cards loses battle with cancer

9-year-old whose last wish was Christmas cards loses battle with cancer

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Jacob Thompson, the 9-year-old boy whose last wish was for Christmas cards, has lost his battle with cancer.
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Maine boy whose last wish was Christmas cards loses battle with cancer

Maine boy whose last wish was Christmas cards loses battle with cancer

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Jacob Thompson, the 9-year-old boy whose last wish was for Christmas cards has lost his battle with cancer.
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