Boy battling cancer receives hundreds of Christmas cards from strangers


Hundreds of strangers have responded to a mother’s plea to send her toddler Christmas cards while he undergoes months of chemotherapy in his fight against cancer.

Three-year-old Tavish McCosh has been living away from home at the Ronald McDonald House in Seattle, US, during his nine-month stint of treatment.

His mother Maren said living away from home was lonely and rough for her son, who checks the letter box every day in the hopes of finding some mail.

Three-year-old Tavish McCosh has been checking the letter box daily at the Ronald McDonald House in Seattle, in the hopes of finding some mail. Source: Tavish McCosh / Facebook

Last week Mrs McCosh shared a Facebook post, asking for people to send Tavish a Christmas card.

The post went viral – then hundreds of cards and even some toys began to arrive from across America.

Tavish McCosh plays with gifts and opens cards that strangers have sent him at the Ronald McDonald House while he undergoes chemotherapy. Source: Tavish McCosh / Facebook

Each card offered a message of support to the youngster as he fights leukaemia.

“It’s amazing,” Mrs McCosh told local TV station KOMO News.

Students from Lincoln Elementary School at the boy’s home town of Ellensburg sent the boy cards filled with well wishes. Source: Lincoln Elementary School / Facebook

“It’s really, really kind of all these people to take time out of their lives to send him cards, and really make his day.”

Tavish and his family plan to share the new toys with the other children staying at the Ronald McDonald House this Christmas.