Shane Bernier's eighth birthday is coming up soon, on May 30th. This probably means nothing to you. However, Shane doesn't want toys or a video game... he wants cards.
Not just any cards. He wants 350 million.
Shane is from Lancaster, Onterio. He was diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukemia when he was five. After doing 108 weeks of his 130 week treatment, the sickness came back. He tries to keep an upbeat and sunny attitude, and his goal this year, with his 8th birthday, is to get 350 million birthday cards, breaking a world record.
I sent in a card today. It doesn't have to be bought-- it doesn't have to be handmade. It doesn't have to have any message inside except "Happy Birthday"-- you can write a paragraph. He's a seven--soon to be eight--year old kid, fighting this sickness. Send him a card. It's the very least you can do. With every card, I can only imagine how good it makes him feel. People care. The human race CARES. There are eighteen days left until his birthday. Go to the printer. Take out a sheet of paper. Get some coloured pencils. And write Happy Birthday. It's just that simple.
Send the kid a card. Here's the address:
PO Box 484
Shane's Wish; a website for his goal.