Example: [Collected on the Internet, 2004]
I am trying to help out a young boy who lives in Canton, Ga. with his Christmas Wish. Please allow me to explain, this past Sunday in Sunday School at First Baptist of Woodstock, GA a fellow class member asked everyone to help out her friends little brother. He was born with no arms
He wouldn't tell the family until the next day his sister kept bugging him and he finally told her that he wants 10,000 Christmas cards by Christmas. He doesn't want to tell anyone, because he wants it to be a miracle. So I am asking for your help!
Please send a card to the address at the bottom of the screen, and pass this along to anyone you know that will do the same. If we all pitch in and spend just a moment filling out this card, and saying a prayer for this young man, we can all be a blessing to him. What a small thing for us, but such a big thing for him! Thank you for you help, and have a blessed Christmas season,
Please send to:
304 Meadows Point
Canton, Ga. 30115
Origins: In December 2004 this curious request for Christmas cards began arriving in our inbox. Unlike many a "languishing child requests cards" entreaty, this one was on the
Nick Waters was a 15-year-old boy who attended Dean Rusk Middle School in Canton, Georgia. (We know the
The youngster's desire to receive 10,000 Christmas cards was indeed real, and was broadcast by at least a few radio stations, such as
However, although the request was genuine, the boy's goal has already been met ten times over. Quoting Nick's father, who penned this
Nick passed away at age 21 in March 2010, his 2004 appeal having garnered him an estimated total of 300,000 Christmas cards.
Barbara "muddied Waters" Mikkelson
Last updated: 19 March 2010
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