Bubby Everson’s 9th birthday is next week. However, the Graham, Washington boy isn’t asking for an XBox, or a bike, or even a toy.
Bubby isn’t like other boys. At birth, he contracted Cytomegalovirus (or CMV), a normally harmless disease. In his case, unfortunately, the disease will likely be fatal. In addition to CMV, he suffers from cerebral palsy, epilepsy, deafness, scoliosis, and autism, among other things like ADHD and vision impairment.
So what does the birthday boy want this year?
Mail, and lots of it. With stickers, preferably.
“If there are stickers in it he loves,” Thomas Everson, Bubby’s dad said. “He’ll play with the stickers. He’ll put stickers all over the place.”
On a bad day, as Fox in Seattle reports, Bubby may have up to ten seizures, but that doesn’t keep him down.
“He’s happy, and loving and he’s caring and he’s a fighter,” says his mother Brandi. “I don’t think he’d be here if he wasn’t a fighter.”
As a birthday gift this year, Bubby’s parents are asking people to send him cards and letters. They’ve set up a P.O. Box nearby, and are hoping well-wishers send him a little joy for this birthday on February 11.
To send Bubby a birthday card (with stickers too!) mail to:
PO BOX 1142
Graham, Washington 98338
Thomas and Brandi Everson are also hoping to build Bubby a special sensory room. They’ve set up a crowdfunding site to raise money. To donate, head here. For a video of Bubby, head to Parenting magazine.