Here’s the deal. The kid in the middle is 9-year-old Ethan Millerick.
He was born with Shone’s Syndrome, a congenital heart defect, and is on his way into his 4th open heart surgery. His aunt’s friend is a Redditor and made this request:
My friend’s 9-yr old nephew has a heart disease and is extremely sick. He is in the hospital right now awaiting his 4th open heart surgery on Monday. Ethan would like nothing more than to receive 100 get well cards to place on the wall of his room. Please help him reach his goal.
Address them to Ethan Millerick C/O Ronald McDonald House 520 Sand Hill Road Palo Alto CA 94304.
Send this kid a card. It’ll cost you like 4 bucks, and if you don’t want to spend that much, print some shit out on the color printer at work and mail that.