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Needed- Christmas cards for terminally ill 8 year old LSU fan

Discussion in 'RayGator's Swamp Gas' started by T3goalie, Dec 6, 2018.

  1. T3goalie

    T3goalie Premium Member

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    Dear Gator Nation

    Drake Quibodeaux is 8 years old and dying of cancer.


    All he wants for Christmas are Christmas cards. It will be his last Christmas.


    We can make his Christmas wish come true by taking a moment, buying a stamp and sending him a Christmas card.

    A simple random act of kindness is requested to help put a smile on the face of a little boy who is known to none of us. Let's let him know that Gator Nation is thinking of him.

    Drake Quibodeaux
    2412 Highway 388
    Vinton , La 70668
     
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  2. OklahomaGator

    OklahomaGator Jedi Administrator Moderator VIP Member

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    Gator Nation, can your help?
     
  3. UF67ee

    UF67ee GC Legend

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    Consider it done......... come on Gators , let's get the 190 cards to Drake

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    LAFAYETTE, La. — A Louisiana boy fighting the most deadly form of childhood cancer is hoping to receive 190 cards for Christmas this year.

    Drake Quibodeaux, 8, was diagnosed with with diffuse intrinsic pontine glioma, or DIPG, in March. There is no known cure.

    He lives in Vinton and enjoys hunting, fishing and four-wheeling, like most boys his age growing up in the South. But participating in those activities has become increasingly difficult as his family got news his tumor is growing, Drake's mom Danielle Quibodeaux told KPLC.

    A family friend suggested flooding Drake's mailbox with holiday cards might bring the boy some Christmas cheer this year.

    "He asked for cards for his birthday in June, and he got about 70-80," his mom said.

    By Christmas, he's hoping to have double that amount.

    "I just want him to know he's loved, and he's an amazing little man," his mom said.

    If you want to send Drake a Christmas card, his address is: 2412 Hwy 388, Vinton, LA, 70668.
     
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  4. wrpgator

    wrpgator GC Hall of Fame

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    This Gator is adding young Mr. Quibodeaux to our Christmas card list!
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  5. hhpgator

    hhpgator Premium Member

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    I want this kid to get over his requested number from GC alone. Let's show him what it means to be a GATOR! Mine is in the mail.
     
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  6. gator1gear

    gator1gear GC Hall of Fame

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    DONE!
     
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  7. returntono1

    returntono1 Junior

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    Will do.
     
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  8. Brian_W

    Brian_W Senior

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    Will do!
     
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  9. malscott

    malscott Premium Member

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    I sent one off yesterday...poor kid.

    Go Gators. Go Drake
     
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  10. sovietgator

    sovietgator Lighten up Jan Brady (Marsha, Marsha, Marsha!!)

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    Consider it done. As a cancer survivor, mine will be in the mail Monday.
     
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  11. MachAltus

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    Done. Hope he gets lots of love and thousands more than he's shooting for.
     
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  12. tilly

    tilly Superhero Moderator with bulletproof posts! Moderator VIP Member

    I have an 8 year old son.
    This tore me up reading about him.
     
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  13. strulock

    strulock GC Legend

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    Man I can't even begin to imagine what this little man and his parents are going through. I'm gonna have all five of us here send him one.

    Sometimes life just really sucks beyond belief.
     
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  14. GatorGrowl

    GatorGrowl Forum Admin Moderator VIP Member GC Staff

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    Sent ours today. Thanks for posting this.
     
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  15. mulegator

    mulegator Neanderthal Ninja Vigilante Moderator VIP Member

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    Yes. I will. Prayers, peace, love, blessings and solace to this young man and his family.
     
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  16. letseat

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    Heartbreaking. My wife is going to have her 5th grade class all make him a card and send them over.
     
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  17. number1

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    I'm going to send one representing from my school. Thanks for sharing this.
     
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  18. jsarms1

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    This little man is probably handling this better then most of us could ever dream, there is no reason our most innocent have to deal with this while the scum of society do as they wish on a daily basis with little consequence. My little one is making him a card and as well we are sending a donation in his name to LA Make a wish. Make-A-Wish® Texas Gulf Coast & Louisiana The kid could of asked for anything and he asked for cards...
     
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