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What is this salty discharge coming out of my eyes?!
Here we have a wonderful young man who wants nothing more than letters for Christmas. This isn’t a plea for charity or an Xbox, it is simply a request for human contact and interaction.
Lucas Hoelscher suffers from muscular atrophy type I — a disease that basically leaves him motionless and without the type of communication most of us take for granted. Beyond all of his doctor’s assumptions, he has made it to 14-years-old, even though his life-expectancy wasn’t to be more than 1 year.
Although he is unable to move or talk, he gets his entertainment via visual stimulation. His simple request is for us to send him some letters. I think we can make that happen, folks. The internet is an amazing place when used for good.
I’m going to draw him a horrible rendition of a Transformer fighting a Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle. I can’t give you the specifics as far as names go, because I want it to be a surprise. Actually, no. I can’t tell you which characters they’ll be because my drawing skills are so awful that you’d never be able to tell anyway.
The address you can send your mail to:
3092 Wyandot Drive, Springfield, Ohio 45502
A big thanks to Springfield News for spreading this and the Reddit community for being awesome as well! Please send this along, and if there is something so simple you can do to make someone’s life a little better, please let it be done.
All images via Springfield News