Special Card Request

Okay card makers, here is your chance to shine!

I received an email today and it totally breaks my heart. It has been checked out and is absolutely and unfortunately very true. You can read more about the story here.

Nate Elfrink an 8 year old from West Jeff, was diagnosed with a cancerous brain tumor approximately 4 or 5 years ago. He has had an up and down journey with this illness. A couple of years ago Nate spent approximately 6 months or more at ST. Jude’s hospital where the doctors successfully removed the tumor. Everyone was excited because once he was released he returned to school and all was well.


About 2 to 3 months ago, he went back for another visit to the doctor to find out that the cancer was back. His parents found out that there was nothing that the doctors could do at this point since the cancer was a very aggressive type. The last few weeks his parents have been trying to make him as comfortable as possible and trying to make the best of his last few days. Over the weekend Nate’s parents called Hospice in to help out with his care.

One request that Nate had made was that he would like to receive a thousand christmas cards before he died. This is where all of you come into play. If you would, please take a couple of minutes this week and send Nate a Christmas card. This would mean so much to the little guy and help in his request. He especially likes really sparkly ones.

This is the card I’m going to send:

Card for Nate

I know this is the busiest time of the year for most of us, but this doesn’t require any money, not that much time and it will put smiles on the face of a boy who probably has a hard time finding reasons to smile. Your card doesn’t have to be handmade, but I know that a lot of you make so many cards this time of year that one more won’t matter.

If you would like to send a card, please mail it to:

Nate Elfrink
2415 Taylor Blair Road
West Jefferson, OH  43162

Thanks so much everyone!

2 Responses

  1. cvansyckle Says:

    How sweet of you to post this….I’ll get one in the mail asap!

  2. cvansyckle Says:

    Mine went out 2 days ago! I really hope he gets them all!

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