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4-Year-Old Cancer Patient Gets 700+ Birthday Cards

Getting that "Happy Birthday" text, Facebook message or card is all it takes to put a smile on most people's faces on their big day. But what happens when you get over 700 of those special birthday wishes? Well, for Henry Hallum, a 4-year-old cancer patient, it's like a dream come true.

Hallum was diagnosed with Neuroblastoma, a cancer most common in young children, when he was three. His parents, Elsbeth and Mike, have worked hard to raise money for his treatment, but instead of just asking for help on his birthday, they wanted to do something extra special for their son.

The couple reached out to fans on Facebook for letters and cards—and boy did friends and family deliver. The letters have been streaming in, and though Hallum's birthday has come and gone (it was on August 30), they're still arriving every day.

His parents have been so touched by the support. Elsbeth even plans to contact the Guinness World Records to find out if her son holds the title for the person to receive the most birthday cards. Until she finds out, we're crossing our fingers for you, Henry!

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