Birthday cards for Shane.

Andrew Anderson of Bound By Gravity would like to help out a seven year old Ottawa boy named Shane, who is battling Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia.

Andrew is a great blogger and a really nice guy, so I’ll ask you all to take a few minutes from your happy, healthy lives and spend a couple of bucks to send Shane a card.

I’ve copied Andrew’s entire post below.

A seven year old Ottawa boy, Shane, has a birthday wish: Shane would love to receive as many birthday cards as possible this year for his eighth.

The morning crew on KISS FM have been organizing birthday card drop-offs all over Ottawa and the surrounding area, however it would be so much cooler if he started receiving cards from the rest of the country too.


Here is Shane’s story, from his site:

At almost 5 years old Shane was diagnosed with A.L.L. After 1 month into the treatment he was in early remission, meaning there were no cancer cells in his blood. Shane’s family was very pleased with the early results, but his protocol called for 130 weeks of treatment. Then on July 6th, 2006 Shane relapsed after completing 108 of the 130 weeks. It was a shock to everyone including his doctors. Shane may have to undergo a bone marrow transplant down the road, but the good thing is that his brother Jacob is a match. Presently, there is no sign of cancer in Shane’s system since relapsing.

I’d love it if any of you reading this could send Shane a birthday card. The address to send card to is:

2001 Thurston Dr.
Ottawa ON, K1G 6C9

Better yet, send a card, and then blog about Shane’s birthday card quest. Let’s spread the world and really give him a nice treat.

A bit of background from me: My younger brother, Douglas, battled the same cancer that Shane is fighting – Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia – many years ago. The amount of time Douglas spent in hospitals had to be wearing on him, and the fact that he was able to put a smile on his face even in the hardest of times was always an inspiration. Sadly Douglas lost his fight twenty-three days shy of his thirteenth birthday.

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