Justin Bieber joins #CardsForDannyCampaign and helps celebrate the 6th birthday of Danny Nickerson, a little boy with a rare inoperable brain tumor.
Justin Bieber joined thousands on Friday to ensure a little boy named Danny Nickerson felt special.
Five-year-old Danny Nickerson from Massachusetts has a rare and inoperable brain tumor.
For his 6th birthday, he asked only for cards and letters.
And on Friday, July 25, which was the little boy’s birthday — that’s exactly what he got.
Thanks to the #CardsForDanny campaign, which kicked off earlier this month and even saw US soldiers in Afghanistan send a package.
The viral campaign inspired thousands of strangers around the world to send Danny birthday wishes.
Justin Bieber, along with his protégé Madison Beer and Oz pal collaborator Cody Simpson, posted cards for Danny online.
The “Baby” singer Instagrammed a sweet, smiling photo of the little boy, writing:
“HAPPY BIRTHDAY DANNY! MUCH LOVE, JUSTIN BIEBER,” across the image in the style of a birthday card.
Justin captioned the post: “#happybirthdaydanny stay strong.”
ABC News reports Danny’s mom Carley Nickerson, said he wanted cards because, “He can recognize his name now. When he saw his name on the package from magical fairies on Easter, he was so happy.”
Danny is just one of many children Justin has and helped – big or small – over his six year career.
Bieber set a new record with the Make-A-Wish Foundation last year, becoming its biggest recording artist contributor when he fulfilled his 200th “wish” request from a sick child.
In addition to the many outreach efforts the 20-year-old supports, Justin also raised $13 million for charity from his previous two, world tours.
The singer donated $1 of every US leg ticket sold (both from his previous My World Tour and Believe Tour) to the non-profit organization Pencils of Promise, which builds schools in developing countries. Justin physically helped to build one of in Guatemala, Central America, on October 27, 2013.
Two months later, Bieber’s #GiveBackPhilippines online campaign raised over $3 million for the victims of Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines by urging Beliebers to donate. He also co-hosted a prize draw in which a fan won the chance to watch the singer work in a studio.
— Prizeo (@Prizeo) July 26, 2014
The singer has also helped raise funds for brain cancer research inspired by a friendship with a six year old fan who died of the disease in September 2012. He has donated money and items to auction to food banks, including the Stratford House of Blessing center that he and his mother used years ago. Justin gave part of the proceeds from his 2011 Christmas album and his debut fragrance Someday to charity, and is a supporter through Child Hunger Ends Here of the Whitney Elementary School — which educates mostly deprived children.
On Sunday, the Canadian singer will be presented with the Champ of Charity award by pal and fellow singer Cody Simpson at the 2014 Young Hollywood Awards, in recognition of his five years contribution to Make-A-Wish.
The event, which will honor other young, philanthropic and talented stars airs at 8/7c on The CW Network on Monday July 28.
Like Justin Bieber and others, did you get involved in the #CardsForDanny campaign?