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MILTON, Wis. (AP) - Colin Cahill looks forward to the mail, even in the hospital.
Not the kind that arrives electronically, but the old-fashioned kind that he can hold in his small hands.
Last month, well-wishing strangers mailed Colin more than 500 holiday cards, which are still trickling into his Milton home.
“All these people are real angels,” Kristie said. “When he opens the cards, he smiles. It helps me to see him happy.”
The cards, some from around the world, are part of an outpouring of support since the boy was diagnosed with a rare form of serious childhood cancer known as neuroblastoma.
“I don’t know what words to use,” Kristie told The Janesville Gazette (http://bit.ly/1aqsr09). “But it warms my heart to know that people are thinking of him, a kid they don’t even know.”
Cards have arrived from as far away as England and Japan. One from the Secret Service was signed by eight special agents and included photos of White House pets. The postman even brought a box of goodies from the Green Bay Packers, including a greeting from Aaron Rodgers.
“When I found out he was ill, I wanted to do something positive,” said Kutz, Colin’s relative. “I put some of Colin’s story on Facebook and told my friends about him. People don’t know this child, but they are doing what they can to make his day a little brighter.”
One man formerly worked for the Secret Service and asked the agency to mail a card.
One woman’s son, who lives overseas, sent greetings.
A student at Craig High School learned of the effort and got the art department involved. Her peers created a huge Santa card, which was stuffed on the inside with dozens of smaller cards and hand delivered.
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