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8-year-old Louisiana boy fighting deadly brain cancer wants cards for Christmas

A Louisiana boy fighting the most deadly form of childhood cancer is hoping to receive 190 cards for Christmas this year.

photo courtesy of the family

Drake Quibodeaux, 8, was diagnosed with diffuse intrinsic pontine glioma, or DIPG, in March. There is no known cure.

He lives in Vinton and enjoys hunting, fishing and four-wheeling, like most boys his age growing up in the South. But participating in those activities has become increasingly difficult as his family got news his tumor is growing, Drake’s mom Danielle Quibodeaux said..

A family friend suggested flooding Drake’s mailbox with holiday cards might bring the boy some Christmas cheer this year.

“He asked for cards for his birthday in June, and he got about 70-80,” his mom said.

By Christmas, he’s hoping to have double that amount.

“I just want him to know he’s loved, and he’s an amazing little man,” his mom said.

If you want to send Drake a Christmas card, his address is:

2412 Hwy 388, Vinton, LA, 70668.

Contributing: Ashley May, USA TODAY

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