A couple is urging strangers to grant a simple birthday wish for their son who is terminally ill.
Bubby Everson of Puyallup, Washington, contracted cytomegalovirus (CMV) at birth. While CMV is benign in many cases, doctors say the virus will eventually be fatal for Bubby, MyNorthwest.com reported.
He has also been diagnosed with autism, cerebral palsy, epilepsy, deafness and avision impairment.
"We take every day like it's the last because, we don't know when that's going to be," Thomas Everson, Bubby's dad, told MyNorthwest.com.
Bubby turns 9 years old on Feb. 11, and his parents want to throw him a birthday celebration with a special twist.
"He loves mail," Brandi McNerney-Everson, Bubby's mom, told Q13 Fox. "Even if it's junk mail we give it to him and we say, 'Here Bubby, here’s your mail.'"
To surprise him, the Eversons have set up a card drive, and are calling on people to send birthday cards and stickers, which they intend to present to him as a treasure hunt.
The couple hopes the gesture will prove to be an incredible experience for their son, who they say has a wonderful spirit.
"We're blessed," McNerney-Everson told Q13 Fox. "I'm so glad we have the child that we have -- have the life that we have -- because he's amazing."
To send Bubby a birthday card, use the address below:
PO Box 1142
Graham, Washington 98338
To learn more about Bubby or to make a donation to his care, visit his GoFundMe page.