An 8-year-old boy with quadriplegia who only wanted cards for Christmas saw his wish fulfilled in a big way. Alyson Little estimates that 50,000 people sent cards to her grandson, Andrew, in Ohio, and she expects that number to grow.
“It is just epic. That is the only word I know for it,” Alyson Little told TODAY. “I just never knew there was this much compassion.”
Andrew — who is paralyzed because of transverse myelitis, a neurological disorder caused by inflammation that can lead to scarring and paralysis — loves Christmas cards. Last year, he received four. Throughout the year, he asked Little to read them over and over.
“Letting him read old cards, showing him old pictures, it brightens his day. There’s not even enough words to explain how much he enjoys it,” said Little, who has been Andrew’s caregiver since his mother died in 2012.
This year, Little wanted to make the holiday special for Andrew, whose condition is terminal, so she shared a request on social media asking her friends to send him cards. While her friends were the first to share messages, soon the postman was dropping off boxes filled with hundreds of holiday cards two or three times a day.
People also sent Andrew gifts,…