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(Boston.com)   Boy with cancer only asked for birthday cards for his birthday. Win: Receives more than 30,000 of them   (boston.com) divider line 22
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2014-07-24 04:41:00 PM  
How much do we bet that cards will be coming in for the next 20 years?
 
2014-07-24 06:27:59 PM  
Cause of death: Papercuts

:(

If only somebody had the foresight to send a letter opener.
 
2014-07-24 07:14:16 PM  
Sent mine today. It'll be fashionably late.
 
2014-07-24 07:23:28 PM  
I sent one!  Hope it got/gets there in time.
 
2014-07-24 07:26:44 PM  

BizarreMan: How much do we bet that cards will be coming in for the next 20 years?


First thing I thought. And his birthday will somehow change dates several times as well.
 
2014-07-24 07:30:16 PM  

BizarreMan: How much do we bet that cards will be coming in for the next 20 years?


I wouldn't take that bet, it's not likely he lives longer than another 18 months.
 
2014-07-24 07:41:14 PM  

Slackfumasta: BizarreMan: How much do we bet that cards will be coming in for the next 20 years?

I wouldn't take that bet, it's not likely he lives longer than another 18 months.


And every card that comes in (by the hundreds per day) as the legend lives for decades in forwarded emails and erroneous interweb postings will be a torturous reminder for his parents as they ponder the pain they endured as their boy slipped away.

Or each one will be a joyous celebration as they know an entire country has taken turns for countless years thinking of their boy, caring about him, and hoping their card is the one that brings peace to someone.

Either way.

Or a little of both.

But those cards are going to keep coming no matter what.
 
2014-07-24 07:55:03 PM  
I don't know what's so great about 30,000 analog likes.
 
2014-07-24 07:56:10 PM  
If they don't contain checks it gets tiring after the first thousand.

If they do contain checks, buy an automatic letter opener.
 
2014-07-24 08:03:41 PM  
Craig Shergold will tell him that this isn't the end.  He knows that this kid will only get more and more cards.  Cards of all kinds: Birthday, Anniversary, Business, Playing, Magic (and probably crappy lands and 10 cent rares no one plays with, too). They'll swamp him. They'll destroy his family.  No matter where they move, they'll Just. Keep. Coming.  This kid has opened a can of worms he can never put back, and it will haunt him for the rest of his miserable life.
 
2014-07-24 08:09:45 PM  
Dear Danny,
Happy Birthday!
Your zodiac sign is technically Leo by only two days, but I'll always think of you as a Cancer.
It must be nice to be white and affluent and have parents that will sink their entire life savings into your temporary treatment so that you can open up letters and presents from people you don't know.  I'm sure you'll be able to send them all thank you cards.  So here are some life spoilers for you... girls are always icky, but later in life it can be in a good way. I know it doesn't make sense, but neither do they. Cartoons, games and toys are for babies unless there is a lot of money involved.  You're either adopted or it's your mother's fault that you have cancer.  Stop crying, every kid in your kindergarten is jealous that you don't have to go to that stupid school anymore and get free presents.
Hugs and kisses,
Grandpa.
 
2014-07-24 08:27:19 PM  
Follow-up story, the whole cancer thing is a hoax, his Mom works at Hallmark and was brainstorming about ideas how to increase birthday card sales.
 
2014-07-24 08:33:53 PM  
I was gonna send one myself but I figured that he was gonna get too many so why waste my money.
 
2014-07-24 08:42:58 PM  
Somebody more accidentally that headline
 
2014-07-24 10:03:01 PM  
SHERGOLDED!
 
2014-07-24 10:13:04 PM  
Man, people are really fond of doing useless shiat to feel useful.

/fund cancer research, dumbasses
 
2014-07-24 10:17:28 PM  

Cerebral Ballsy: Man, people are really fond of doing useless shiat to feel useful.

/fund cancer research, dumbasses


How is it useless to make this little boy happy? And why not both?
 
2014-07-24 10:45:29 PM  

IlGreven: Craig Shergold will tell him that this isn't the end.  He knows that this kid will only get more and more cards.  Cards of all kinds: Birthday, Anniversary, Business, Playing, Magic (and probably crappy lands and 10 cent rares no one plays with, too). They'll swamp him. They'll destroy his family.  No matter where they move, they'll Just. Keep. Coming.  This kid has opened a can of worms he can never put back, and it will haunt him for the rest of his miserable life.


I so could not remember Craig Shergold's name.  But I sure as hell remembered that he would love to stop getting cards.
 
2014-07-24 11:29:43 PM  

FarkingReading: Slackfumasta: BizarreMan: How much do we bet that cards will be coming in for the next 20 years?

I wouldn't take that bet, it's not likely he lives longer than another 18 months.

And every card that comes in (by the hundreds per day) as the legend lives for decades in forwarded emails and erroneous interweb postings will be a torturous reminder for his parents as they ponder the pain they endured as their boy slipped away.

Or each one will be a joyous celebration as they know an entire country has taken turns for countless years thinking of their boy, caring about him, and hoping their card is the one that brings peace to someone.

Either way.

Or a little of both.

But those cards are going to keep coming no matter what.


The mailing address was a P.O. Box, so I'm pretty sure they can turn the tap off anytime they choose.
 
2014-07-25 12:15:46 AM  
Good for him. Even though he will die young, at least he is doing his bit to help trash this shiathole of a planet.


/ I hate trees the most
 
2014-07-25 12:56:13 AM  

GoldDude: Follow-up story, the whole cancer thing is a hoax, his Mom works at Hallmark and was brainstorming about ideas how to increase birthday card sales.


Other follow-up story: dad works for USPS.
 
2014-07-25 05:38:46 AM  

IlGreven: Craig Shergold will tell him that this isn't the end.  He knows that this kid will only get more and more cards.  Cards of all kinds: Birthday, Anniversary, Business, Playing, Magic (and probably crappy lands and 10 cent rares no one plays with, too). They'll swamp him. They'll destroy his family.  No matter where they move, they'll Just. Keep. Coming.  This kid has opened a can of worms he can never put back, and it will haunt him for the rest of his miserable life.


Leaving satisfied.

// RIP Craig Shergold :-)
 
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