Help Make a Christmas Wish Come True

This morning I received an email from Nikki, a nursing student from West Virginia, with information about a child’s Christmas wish that I though we might be able to help come true on some small level.

According to Nikki, Max, an 8-year-old boy battling leukemia, will not make it home to celebrate Christmas and has one crazy, fun Christmas wish:

He would like to receive 1,000,000 Christmas cards in the mail.

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If you would like to send him a card and help make his Christmas wish come true, cards may be sent to:

Max c/o Hailey Remish
417 Jones Street
Belle Vernon, PA
15012

Thank you so much and Happy Holidays!!

P.S. A BIG thank you to those of you who have already commented on my morning Facebook post about this and passed along Max’s address to your friends and family. You are wonderful!

Comments

  1. says

    This is so cute! I lost my grandmom to leukemia so anything to help the cause or support someone who is suffering strikes a nerve with me. I definitely want to send a card! πŸ™‚

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  2. Lizzy says

    i love this so much and can’t wait to send my card!! what a cute wish, i hope max is filled up with all the love from PBF readers.

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  3. Elisabeth says

    Oh my … how touching! Tearing up as I type this. I’m definitely doing this & telling everyone I know to help make his wish come true! πŸ™‚

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  4. says

    Blogging about it and sending my card out today.

    Also my friend Darcy called the hospital and did verify that Max is there and this is in no way spam! Please help Max’s wish come true.

    There is an alternate address to use too for the hospital directly:
    Ruby Memorial Hospital
    Attn: WVU Children’s Hospital/Max
    1 Medical Center Drive
    Morgantown, WV 26506-8110

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    • Jen says

      how can you find this out? Information on a child or any information on patients isn’t releaseable, that would be in violation of HIPAA laws. I want to believe this is true but have many doubts.

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      • says

        hi jen. i just called the hospital myself. the man on the phone that i spoke with said he cannot say that max is there, but he said that he can tell me that “a lot of stuff has been arriving for max and nothing is being turned away and everything is very much appreciated.” he said no one is complaining about spam cards. i truly believe it is legitimate.

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  5. Alison says

    Thank you for sharing this! I am a Kindergarten teacher and my whole class is going to make cards for this boy on Monday! πŸ™‚

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  6. jamie says

    Are you sure this is legitimate? I would hate for a bunch of people to get scammed- I read that it’s common for people to include gift cards/money in drives like these. There was another Max asking for 1,000,000 cards in his last few days alive earlier this year from another state. And quite a few other similar posts on the net, all with different addresses and names. It may have started with this legitimate (although outdated) email for someone else: http://www.snopes.com/inboxer/medical/elfrink.asp

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    • says

      yes! my friend carissa’s friend actually called the hospital and it’s confirmed. cards may also be sent to the hospital directly:

      Ruby Memorial Hospital
      Attn: WVU Children’s Hospital/Max
      1 Medical Center Drive
      Morgantown, WV 26506-8110

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  7. ALYSSA - FASHION FITNESS FOODIE says

    I will def do this – Please remind people to NOT include their return address or send anything but a card just in case πŸ™‚

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  8. says

    This is so cute! I already picked up a card. Will send it out today.

    Also, I read in an above comment that you can send it to the hospital directly. Why are the two addresses (the one in your post and the one in the comments) for two different states? Just curious.

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  9. says

    I saw your post on Facebook and LOVED the story! I put a card in the mail today and posted it on my wall. I hope his wish comes true! Thanks so much for sharing!

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  10. Claire says

    I’ve made one! It’s rather pro if I may say so myself. Although I need to buy an extra large envelope for it and figure out how many stamps it takes from Canada…

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  11. dee says

    That is so awesome!! I have younger cousins around his age (girls, though! Haha) and I’m sure they’ll love to make him a card! πŸ™‚ how fun!! What a cool wish..

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  12. Cassie says

    I’m totally gonna send him one!! What an easy way to make someone’s wish come true πŸ™‚ You’re awesome! I’m a kindergarten teacher so I’m going to get my 22 students to make him a Christmas card as well and I’ll mail them all out!! :))

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  13. Sarah says

    Hi Julie,

    What a thoughtful Christmas wish! I look at your blog every morning before I start my day, I’m currently in AFG and look forward to looking at a normal person’s daily activities. It’s definitely all about the little things. I’ve already told the office and there will be a number of soldiers who will be sending their Christmas wishes to this little boy! Thanks again for bringing light to Max’s life. We will all keep him in our thoughts!

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  14. says

    placing it as my facebook status immediately. As a pediatric nurse I always feel so bad for the kids stuck in the hospital during the holidays. As fun as we try to make it seem, it’s just not the same. It would be amazing if we could all help to achieve this boys wish!

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  15. says

    This is so inspiring and touching! Me and my Dear [each] will DEF be sending him a card!!! My younger brother was diagnosed with a chronic illness when he was 6 years old and spent long periods of time for a few years in the hospital. The holiday’s were especially hard since all he wanted to do was be home for Santa… We will be thinking of Max and his family this year <3

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  16. Cara says

    I totally bought a christmas card for Max when I was out christmas shopping this weekend. What an inspiring story. Thanks so much for sharing!

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  17. cara says

    i told the princeble of my school about this to see if we could make them in class and she thought it was a great idea but she said i have to prove it to her that this is not just a prank or a scam how can i do that

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  18. cara says

    i told the principle of my school about this to see if we could make them in class and she thought it was a great idea but she said i have to prove it to her that this is not just a prank or a scam how can i do that

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    • says

      Hi Cara! I actually called the hospital and got confirmation on it… Cards may also be sent directly to the hospital:

      Ruby Memorial Hospital
      Attn: WVU Children’s Hospital/Max
      1 Medical Center Drive
      Morgantown, WV 26506-8110

      You could also call the hospital to check if you want to be 100 percent sure as well!

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  19. Cyndi says

    I too called the hospital to find out if this was true. (snopes had a similar story-different child’s name). The woman said she could not confirm if the story was true however any cards sent should not go to the hospital (there was no “Max” there but wouldnt confirm if there may of been) but to the church below.
    Saint Luke church
    19 Joe Glenn drive
    Morgantown WV Β 26508

    I would like to believe it is true but seeing as to how close the plea is to the spam from years before I find it doubtful.
    Nonetheless I thought I would include the correct address.

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  20. says

    I called the hospital and verified it is true. I am a teacher and got 157 handmade cards from students at my school! I can’t wait to mail them off tomorrow!!

    I wish we could see the smile in his family’s face when he opens them.
    Merry Christmas!

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