Californians Organize Effort to Brighten Kansas Boy’s Last Days

MANTECA–

It all started with a simple request – get as many cards to Kiandon Kirk, a boy dying from leukemia, for his 5th birthday.

Family believes this could be Kiandon’s last birthday. His birthday is on November 15.

“I’m hoping when he opens the box he’s speechless,” said Kiandon’s cousin, Georgina Huamani.

Georgina told her friend Kris Naven, who then posted Kiandon’s story on Facebook.

“I just thought he is only four years old, and having boys ages five and seven, it really hit home,” Naven said.

Soon after, cards began rolling in from all over.

“All the way from San Diego, San Francisco, Roseville, New York, Thailand,” said Huamani.

Even President Obama sent a letter.

“It was like, ‘Wow, let’s open it!’ And we were feeling the seal on it and holding it up to the light. Is this legit, is this real,” recalled Huamani.

For Huamani, it means a lot to give to a cousin she has never had the chance of meeting.

“It was one little small thing I wanted to do. If it wasn’t for our friends, if it wasn’t for our church, it would have never happened,” said Huamani.

They shipped 99 pounds of cards to Salina, Kansas where Kiandon will spend his last days in the comfort of his own home.

If you would like to get involved, cards can be sent to 102 S. Wolf Ave. Lucas, KS 67648.