Williamsville boy with terminal cancer wants Christmas cards and to complete a 4-item bucket list. Can you help?

November 22, 2017

Written By

Mary Friona Celani

Nine-year-old Sebastian Bradley has terminal brain cancer.

It’s just devastating.

The Williamsville family, while still coming to terms with this horrible realization, is hoping to make what they expect will be Sebastian’s last Christmas, the best one ever. They’re hoping that people from all over will send Christmas cards to the little boy.

They’re also hoping to complete a short but very sweet bucket list that Sebastian has come up with.

The first thing on the list is going Lego Land in Florida. Great news – they are leaving on Friday for the trip.

Sebastian also wants to go fishing.

And sledding – so fingers crossed for plenty of snow.

And  Sebastian very much wants to take a trip to Washington D.C. He loves Martin Luther King, Jr. and has always wanted to stand on the same place MLK gave his famous ‘I Have a Dream’ speech.  (The steps of the Lincoln Memorial).

Sebastian had been receiving treatments for his cancer, but recent tests showed that his tumor has doubled in size and the family has made the decision to stop chemotherapy. Now, they are focused on enjoying their time together and making Sebastian feel nothing but love. They want make lots of memories together.

Jenny Kaltman, a friend of the family tells me this outpouring of love means a great deal to the family, “It means the world to them that friends, family, and people they don’t even know are thinking about them. No one can imagine what they are going through but having the love and support of everyone helps. #SebastianStrong”

If you would like to send Sebastian a Christmas card here is the address:

The Bradley Family

P.O. Box 1495

Lockport, NY 14094

Sebastian loves Legos, dinosaurs, and his favorite superhero is Iron Man.

The family also has a fundraising page:  https://www.gofundme.com/SebastianStrong-Bradley


We have an update..


Local law firm is sending terminally ill boy on ‘bucket list’ trip to DC!





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    Thanks for sharing this. My law firm would like to sponsor the trip to Washington, DC. Can you please let me know who I can contact?

    Thank you!

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    Incredible gesture from the law firm!! I hope he has a blast at Lego land!

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    That’s very generous of your firm.
    But since this ha already been
    covered why not donate
    To his “Go fund me

  4. Mary Friona

    You must be mistaken. The law firm is covering the D.C. trip. So it’s not already covered. They are covering it.

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    My husband is a charter fisherman owns his own business Cinelli’s Niagara Fishing Guides – we would love to provide Sebastion with a fishing trip. Contact us anytime

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    My family and I would like to help the entire family be it christmas presents, clothes anything needed. What can we do and where can we send it. Please feel free to email me.

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    I am deeply touched by your story! There are a couple cards from me on the way… One with my class and the other with a group from the YMCA who has played basketball with my 8 year old son there this past season. I’m a massage therapist. I will be gifting mom A FREE massage/Reiki Healing and then in 2018 she’ll get 1/2 off massages/Reiki Healing for the entire year. My motto I live by is “HEALING the COMMUNITY one PERSON at a time!” This is my best efforts to support this family at such a time as this. Please contact me for details: Diamond Therapeutic Arts on Facebook.

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    I have a friend that her niece, 3 yrs. old had a tumor in her brain, did the chemo which didn’t work. Roswell gave on her. They didn’t give up, they went to New York which removed the tumor back in Oct., She is now doing good, But it will take along time for her to get back to herself. Please look into it. I will find out the name of the place and get back to you with it.


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