Kentucky boy gets over 13,000 birthday cards

Photo by: WDAY Radio Staff
Photo by: WDAY Radio Staff

(Campton, KY) -- A Kentucky boy is getting birthday wishes from around the world.

Seven-year-old Levi McKee was diagnosed with brain cancer last year and has had surgery and several rounds of chemotherapy. His parents recently asked for people to send him birthday cards for the big day.

People across the world listened and Levi has received over 13-thousand cards wishing him a happy birthday. He has received cards from as far as Australia, Thailand, the UK and Germany.

There were plenty of packages too, including toys which he has been sharing with his friends at the hospital.