He was the focus of attention from around the world because of a simple request: he wanted Christmas Cards.

Sadly, according to Jacob Thompson's Journey Facebook page, Jacob Thompson passed away on Sunday, Nov. 19. He was just 9 years old.

 

Jacob was battling a rare form of cancer called neuroblastoma

We hope he was uplifted by all the people that reached out to him and from the Christmas cards he was able to receive before he tragically passed away. Our hearts go out to his family.