9-Year-Old With Cancer Hits New Low, Then Gets Unexpected Visitor

Gerald Hamilton invited 30 of his classmates to his ninth birthday, and 12 of them accepted. However, on the big day, not a single one of them showed.

“Four o’clock came and went. Five o’clock came and his mom said ‘we should cut the cake’ and Gerald said, ‘But one of my friends might come’ and none came,” Gerald’s grandmother Amelia Lara, told CBS Chicago.

The Lake Station, Ind. boy, who has had had three major brain and skull surgeries and is “slower than the other kids,” according to Lara, said this made him sad.

Heartbroken over what her grandson had endured, Lara set out on a mission to make sure Gerald had a happy birthday.

“He’s just a kid who wants friends to play with,” Lara said, according to CBS Chicago.

So she posted a request on Facebook for people to send him birthday cards.

“It just went crazy,” she told CBS Chicago.

The post has been shared more than 2,500 and got responses from strangers all around the world, including Vietnam and London. Even though Gerald has also received an outpouring of gifts, he says the cards are his favorite.

You can wish Gerald a happy birthday by sending him a card below:

Gerald Hamilton
c/o Amelia Lara
238 Main Street
Hobart, IN, 46342

Source: CBS Chicago
Photo: CBS Chicago

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