Ontario town asks public to send birthday cards to young cancer patient

Hayden gets a visit from friends over the holidays. From Go Team Hayden Facebook page.

The community of Wallaceburg, ON is rallying around one special little girl in the hopes of making her next birthday one she’ll never forget.

Little Hayden Foulon is battling Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia, a type of bone marrow and blood cancer. Hayden spent Christmas in the hospital and will be turning five in early March, reports the Sydenham Current.

Local good sumaritan Krystal Gyuricza and a team of some nine volunteers have decided to make this birthday extra terrific by putting out a call for members of the public to mail in or drop off birthday cards for Hayden.

Gyuricza was inspired when she heard that two little girls had donated their own birthday presents to Hayden.

“I thought if those two little girls can do that, than surely everyone in the town of Wallaceburg can send a birthday card to know that we’re thinking of her,” Gyuricza told the Wallaceburg Courier Press.

Gyuricza will also be contacting locals schools and business to request that they put birthday messages to Hayden on her special day.

Residents of Wallaceburg can drop off cards at the local No Frills and McDonald’s as well as the headquarters of 99.1 Radio and The Instant Print Shoppe.

Members of the public beyond Wallaceburg’s limits can send Hayden a birthday card at the following address:

Cards For Hayden
c/o 99.1 CKXS
520 James Street
Wallaceburg, ON
N8A 2N9

Cards need to be in by February 23, so get those birthday wishes in the mail!