Jacob Thompson: 5 Fast Facts You Need to Know
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Jacob Thompson: 5 Fast Facts You Need to Know

Jacob Thompson

A 9-year-old boy diagnosed with cancer is asking for people around the world to send him cards early so he can celebrate Christmas one final time.

Jacob Thompson, of Saco, Maine, was diagnosed with Stage 4 high-risk Neuroblastoma in February 2014 when he was 5-years-old. Although doctors told him that his time was limited back then, he survived. However, his condition has deteriorated over the last few years, with the symptoms taking a significant toll in October.

Doctors and his family say that his time is limited and he will have one more Christmas, which is his favorite holiday.

“Jacob loves Christmas,” his father Roger Guay told WCSH 6 News.

So with Christmas approaching but Thompson’s condition worsening, the family says they will celebrate the holiday early. His hospital room will be decorated with a Christmas tree and lights along with some fake snow. Santa Claus will also be there. Like any child would, Thompson loves gifts and cards from his family and friends. But this Christmas, he’s asking for people across the globe to join him in celebrating early. He wants as many homemade Christmas cards sent to his hospital room as possible.

To send a gift or card to Thompson’s hospital room, use the following address:

Jacob Thompson
C/O Maine Medical Center
22 Bramhall St
Portland, ME 04102


In addition to the cards, Thompson said that he would love to see people singing Christmas carols. To do so, the family is asking people to shoot a video of them singing the carols and post them on the Barbara Bush Children’s Hospital Facebook page, where Thompson will be able to view them.

Here’s what you need to know about Thompson:


1. Thompson Was Admitted to the Hospital in October & His Condition Has Worsened

Jacob Thompson

Thompson’s mother, Michelle Thompson Simard, has been updating her son’s condition ever since he was admitted to the hospital in early October in social media posts. Once at the hospital, the family found out that his hip has tumors, which have added more pain and limited his ability to walk. She said they brought him to Barbara Bush Children’s Hospital “for the last time” after his Neuroblastoma spread to his skull.

Thompson started radiation after coming to the hospital October 10, but his condition has gotten increasingly worse, she wrote. In conjunction with the radiation, he’s been on chemotherapy but doctors haven’t noticed any significant reduction in pain.

“Roger and myself have been told that we should be spending as much time as possible with him and we should start making arrangements for his passing,” Simard wrote in an update. “It is expected Jacob may pass away within the month.”


2. Thompson Enjoys Minecraft & His Favorite Animal Is a Penguin

Jacob Thompson

Some of Thompson’s favorite things in life are Star Wars, LEGOs and Minecraft, his stepmother wrote on Facebook. He’s also a singer and loves to take photos and watch movies. Above all, though, there’s one thing that’s his favorite: Penguins.

Jacob Thompson and his mother.

Penguins are Thompson’s “spirit animal,” and he dressed like one this past Halloween while in the hospital while holding a stuffed animal.

“Live like a penguin” is a motto of Thompsons’, his mother told Good Housekeeping.

Even though he’s suffering from debilitating pain, Simard wrote that her son has been “enjoyable” through the process.

“Last night as he was falling asleep, he told me, ‘I’m very lucky to know you, and your family,'” she wrote. “Even with all the emotion, and pain it’s been to watch him he makes me smile and laugh! He by far is the best human I’ve ever met!”


3. The Christmas Cards Have Already Started to Flow in

Jacob Thompson

With Thompson’s Christmas celebration fast approaching, the cards from across the globe have already started flowing into the hospital. He said that in addition to the cards, any gifts or toys that are sent his way would be shared with the other children at the hospital.

Barbara Bush Hospital said in a statement that the response to Thompson’s story has been “wonderfully overwhelming,” but encouraged people not to personally deliver the cards.


4. A GoFundMe Was Started to Raise Money for Thompson’s Funeral

Jacob Thompson

A GoFundMe campaign was started by Thompson’s mother to help raise money for his care and potential funeral costs. In 17 days, the campaign has raised nearly $50,000 toward its eventual $75,000 goal.

Today Roger and I went to start making prearrangements for Jacob’s funeral, and were sticker shocked. No one thinks about having to do this type of planning for their child and because of that we did nor do not have life insurance on him. We are asking for some assistance from family and friends to help support this.

We we understand everyone lives on a budget and if you can not donate the best way to help (other than prayers) is to pass this along on your Facebook or other social media. Jacob has touched the lives of so many, he as well his father and myself appreciate your continued support, love, and well wishes.

People from across the globe have donated to the campaign, with some writing tributes to Thompson and his family. Many pledged to make him cards and send them to the hospital.

“I cannot imagine what you are going through at this time,” user Trisa Eastman wrote. “I know the money will never be able to save your precious child. I will pray for a miracle. I am truly sorry again for the pain that you are your family are going through at this time. Love and Prayers.”

To donate to the fund, click here.


5. Thompson’s Mother Argued Against the Former Healthcare Bill in May

Jacob Thompson and his parents at the hospital on Halloween.

In May, Simard, who worked as a dispatcher for the Sanford Maine Police Department, wrote in a Facebook post that her family was denied an insurance claim on Thompson’s chemo drugs. The company, Aetna, has “already paid millions” in his treatment, but Simard argued that they don’t “get to decide when enough is enough. Jacob does, I do, his father does, and God or who or whatever is our there decides.”

“Not a billion dollar company who does not have to hold him when he’s sick, catch his vomit in their bare hands, wash his pillow case covered in his hair and watch the most important, loving, caring, gentle, honest, pure thing in their life wither away,” she wrote.

Simard’s post came amidst the healthcare debate in Washington D.C. and said that over her lifetime — with the help of her employer — she will pay $250,000 in premiums and other charges for her son’s care. She argued that we shouldn’t allow the government to sign a healthcare bill that allows insurance companies to deny insurance based on pre-existing conditions.

The healthcare bill she was referring to at the time failed in the Senate.


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K..Manikandan Moses baby, Erode., Tamil Nadu., India

I love this boy very much if their parents permitted me I look after him very well ,, telling him Bible stories…,,
God give him life .
If becomes alright ,,I will travel to his place and see him,.
God bless him.
Sweet boy.
JESUS loves him.

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Anonymous

You religious-agenda pushing nutcases do realize this child is terminal, right? No amount of hocus-pocus incantations from some totally gramatically incoherent delirious nonsense babbled by archaic desert dwelling Arabs is going to do much for this child & parents…other then pointlessly distracting an already emotionally fragile family unit. Where are you supposed “religious” morals?! How dare you people even try to rob this family of the little time they have left with their child?!
Also, no ammount of retarded health food suggestions ought to be mentioned here, nor anywhere else. To suggest that “no dairy, gluten, soy, sugar, GMO, bla bla bla” is somehow responsible for genetic mutations is utter sinister piffle! Plantlife on this planet has been genetically modifying itself, so to speak, for billions of years. Mankind has had a hand in mutating food crops for a mere 10.000 or so years now. Scaremonger the public into delusional confusion with claims that GMO is somehow responsible for everything is idiotic at best. Boasting about homeopathic nonsense is just verbal sewer effluence. Go ahead and treat a tumor that’s perfectly treatable with minor surgery with your idiotic ideas of banana-leaf cure-alls. Or better yet, move to China and guarantee all rare species of animals go extinct because of your retarded idea that ground-up nail clippings will somehow save & cure you from all ills. You people are an affront to all mankind, past, present & future.

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Christian

Take example…,
You are dying,,,,
Some body comes to you to help you ,,
Will you see if that somebody speak grammatically,,,,or spell the words with proper punctuations ,,or intonations,,,,,,?
No ,,not at all.
In a family of Christ ,,we have all sorts of people ,,you can’t ignore them whether you like or not ,,it is fact,,
God give you no cancer.

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K..Manikandan Moses baby, Erode., Tamil Nadu., India

We used to sing a chorus in our Evangelical union meeting ,,
You know that chorus…,
Please sing that song as a prayer to heal this boy ,,,our prayer,,,to God and Jesus.
Nothing is too difficult for thee,,
(Curing ,, Healing this boy Jacob Thompson)
Nothing,,,,
Nothing.,,,
Absolutely nothing,,
Nothing is too difficult for thee ,,,
JESUS will heal this boy.
Tell his father JESUS has done a miracle to this boy in front of all the people in the world.
JESUS means miracle
JESUS is a doctor
JESUS is the best doctor in the world
Tell the boy be courgeous.
God bless the doctors who treat him
Ask them follow the prescription by shasha here in this Comment page,,
God bless.
Ask them all be confident..,,
JESUS is alive ,,,
His Healing power,,,
Cure,,,is possible,,
is possible beyond a doctor’s prediction.
Because a doctor is a man .
JESUS is God.

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Anonymous

I pray for this child and his family. I hope they find the strength in God above to get them thru this impossibly heartbreaking tragedy. That being said $100,000 goal for the cost of a funeral is inflated to say the least. This could pay for the funerals of him and 9 other children in his situation. His mother stated she would do the right thing and give to others as a fund update, but has since deleted the post. I hope they intend to do the right thing as Jacob needs all the good karma he can get and be assured eternity in peace.

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JOHN MAYOR

See, What You Didn’t Know About Christmas, by Gerald Flurry
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Please!… no emails!… Jesus is Lord!

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JOHN MAYOR

P.S.: If you are having difficulty in effecting www(dot)drday(dot)com in your addbar directly… and because of the WICKEDNESS of sundry of our search engines… you would be best to enter the name Dr. Lorraine Day within your search bar itself, and then tap images! When you see a cheery blond gal (who goes by that name), then enter! However!… if the aforenoted URL is not listed as a link afterupon entering an image (as some fake sites are but crit(ic) of her), then skip to another image!
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Please!… no emails!… Jesus is Lord!

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Shasha

No gluten/dairy/soy/sugar/GMO/food with a label…taking vitamins/good oils/minerals…probiotic….LDN…detoxing…Essiac/mushrooms/sunlight/Vit D3/Zn/Mg/fish oil/Vit C and more may help the immune system/cancer/nutrients absorbed/oxygen burned/pH etc. God bless all who have cancer. Chemo/radiation may hurt the gut lining in addition to gluten which may hurt nutrients absorbed.

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JOHN MAYOR

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cancer to be made known, then place your fingers on the circles!
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Please!… no emails!… Jesus is Lord!

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Fraw stin y'alls balls today

Terrible tragedy but look at the bright side it didn’t happen to my kid. Yeah, yeah “Next time it will”,”Karma izza bitch”, blah blah woof woof….

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K..Manikandan Moses baby, Erode., Tamil Nadu., India

We don’t believe a fake JESUS.,,,
We believe a true JESUS,,,
We believe a JESUS who healed many sickness,,,
We believe a JESUS who gave life to dead people ,,,,
We believe a JESUS who made five thousand fed through 2 fish and 5 loaves ,,,
The same Jesus is going to heal this little Jacob Thompson…..,
Hallaluya
Praise God
Thank you Jesus .
JESUS means ,,,, miracle and wonder.
JESUS HEALS this boy Jacob Thompson.
Already God healed him.
Amen.

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K..Manikandan Moses baby, Erode., Tamil Nadu., India

JESUS says ,”Jacob Thompson is the most lovable boy to me.”
JESUS says ,”I love him and already I healed him”
Please some body tell my these words to him.
JESUS is going to heal this boy.
Like a miracle this boy will come back to normal life soon.
This boy is very sweet,,,the sweetest boy to JESUS,our lord in the world .
He will see many many Christmas days in his life .
JESUS HEALS HIM. .

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K..Manikandan Moses baby, Erode., Tamil Nadu., India

I pray for this little boy.
God will heal him.
I pray and command all the sickness to come out of this boy.
JESUS is going to do a great miracle to this boy.
I want some pastors or evangelists of God from USA or anywhere visit this boy and pray for him.
God bless this little boy.
He is very important and lovable boy to JESUS
JESUS HEALS him.
Amen .

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Christian

I pray for this boy .
God will heal him.
JESUS IS GOING TO DO A MIRACLE
THIS BOY WILL BECOME WELL SOON.
In the new testament time we don’t see any cancer ,,people come to Jesus Christ,,but Jesus healed many sick.
Many blinds,,
Dead persons got life back,,,,
Brother of Martha and Mary ,, Lazarus,,,,
It can be compared to decay of one’s body ,,,,
But Jesus made him come back to life ,
I was somebody who read this Comment. ,,please tell him I pray and read the scripture,,,,,,
Tell him JESUS will give him life ,,as Lazarus.,
Nothing will be difficult to God and Jesus.
PLEASE TELL THE BOY “BE COURAGEOUS”
GOD IS GOING TI HEAL HIM,.,,
JESUS WILL GIVE HIM LIFE .
HE WILL LIVE LONG.
DEATH HAS NO AUTHORITY OVER THIS BOY.
JESUS DIED FIR THIS LITTLE BOY.
JESUS LOVES THIS LITTLE BOY.
THIS BOY WILL BE ALRIGHT VERY SOON.
GOD BLESS.
PLEASE TELL HIM MY THIS PRAYERS
WE LOVE HIM VERY MUCH.
GOD BLESS THIS BOY.
JESUS IS A GREAT MIRACLE TO THIS LITTLE BOY.
SOON HE WILL WALK.
SOMEBODY TELL MY PRAYERS TO HIM.
GOD HEALS THIS BOY.
JESUS IS A MIRACLE TO THIS BOY.
HALLALUYA.
AMEN.

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