Help Cheer up Alden boy battling terminal cancer by sending card, picture of animal.

March 5, 2018

Written By

Mary Friona Celani

A few weeks ago, we told you about Thomas Ackley, Jr – known as TJ. The 10-year-old Alden boy’s cancer recently returned and doctors now say it is terminal. The family refuses to give up hope and are doing everything possible to save their little boy. In the meantime, TJ is fighting with courage and grace. He always has a smile on his face – and in his experiences can teach all of us an awful lot.

TJ has an entire community supporting and praying for him, and his mother Kerry says her appreciation is beyond measure.

TJ continues treatment at Oishei Children’s Hospital and friends hope receiving cards from folks would not only help him pass the time, but also show him just how loved and supported he is!

If you have a moment to send a card – and perhaps include a photo of an animal – any animal – that would be amazing. Here is the address..

Thomas Ackley JR

12885 Broadway St Apt 7

Alden, NY 14004



Community supports 10-year old Alden boy after hearing his cancer has returned and is now terminal


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