Origins: Noah Biorkman is a 5-year-old boy who was diagnosed with Stage IV neuroblastoma in February 2007. Although he went into remission in August 2007, his family says, in September 2008 Noah "relapsed with lesions in his right arm and right leg," and "after going through six different trials, the cancer continues to spread."
As radio station WKSR in Pulaski, Tennessee, notes on its web site, one of its on-air personalities is an acquaintance of Noah Biorkman's mother and verified the above-quoted appeal for Christmas cards for her son:
Christmas will come early for a five year old Michigan boy this year. Noah Biorkman is battling cancer and is not expected to live much longer.
Noah's mother and WKSR morning personality Ed Carter went to school together years ago. They keep in touch by email. She mentioned the early Christmas for her son in an email to Ed.
Mrs. Biorkman is asking for Christmas cards for her son. If you would like to take time to send a card or letter, send it to:
1141 Fountain View Circle
South Lyon Michigan, 48178.
The family has since supplied an alternate address for sending cards to Noah:
c/o Scott Biorkman
3480 Petoskey Way
Milford, MI 48380
See the video: http://www.clickondetroit.com/video/21525126/index.html