An Irish mom in Boston has appealed to the public to send her sick daughter Christmas cards to raise her spirits
Two-year-old Hannah Serpa was diagnosed with leukemia in September and started treatment at Boston Children’s Hospital and Dana-Farber’s Jimmy Fund Clinic.
It is a curable cancer and Hannah is undergoing lumbar punctures in which chemo is administered through her spine. She has spent a lot of time in the hospital and the treatment has wiped out her immune system all of which means she can’t go to playgrounds and at one point she was unable to walk for a month.
Her Mom and Dad are worried about the isolation but have come up with a way to combat it.
Hannah's mother, Michelle, originally from Sutton, in Dublin, noticed that her daughter got great joy from a Christmas card sent by her aunt. She loved ripping it open and then she quickly moved on to one sent to her sister.
“It’s something that’s going to make her smile,” Michelle told the Boston Herald.
Initially they only told their close friends who like to know Hannah’s latest updates, but the idea was so popular among their wider social circle they decided to go public.
Their local post office is aware they’re expecting more than the usual batch and if you’d like to take part send a card to:
Deliveries have already started to arrive!
Timothy dropping off our mail today! We are going to be busy!!! Mark SerpaPosted by Michelle Serpa on Saturday, December 16, 2017