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4-year-old boy battling cancer receives hundreds of Halloween 'cheer cards'

Ra'eesah Manack
Nov 02, 2018
09:47 A.M.

4-year-old fighting pre-B cell acute lymphoblastic leukemia gets the best Halloween surprise.

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Carter Macpherson was diagnosed in February 2017 and has been in remission since March 2017. He is currently undergoing chemotherapy.

After the crazy year they've had, his mum thought she needed to do something nice for him. She recognized that he loved receiving mail.

Carter is learning to read. He can read his name and knows when mail is addressed to him.

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His mum reached out to their neighborhood using two local Facebook groups and the Nextdoor app. She only requested that people send letters to her son for Halloween.

Halloween is Carter's favorite holiday. This year it was even more special. Hundreds of cards poured in for the young boy.

Besides cards, some people went the extra mile and sent amazon boxes with goodies inside. Carter's mom said they received at least ten boxes a day.

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"Some kids, West Orange High school kids, dropped off a box full of stuff. I mean, that was just amazing to me. High school kids took the time to go buy stuff for him. Just this month, it's just like pure joy and happiness," McPherson said.

The cards and gifts have lifted Carter's spirit and taken his mind off his treatments. He has a three-year treatment plan to go through.

The entire month has been filled with excitement and laughter. A good break from the daunting trips to the hospital and painful treatments.

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There was even an extra special moment when a 19-year-old emergency room worker took the time to hand deliver a gift for Carter. The present included superhero pajamas, a Spider-Man bucket, and a Spider-Man costume. The costume became Carter’s Halloween outfit this year.

Carter's mother says the huge response to her request has restored her faith in humanity and given the entire family a new boost of hope.

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