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Girl, 12, battling cancer asks for postcards from around the world for her birthday

Posted: 1:57 PM, Aug 22, 2018
Updated: 2018-08-22 18:57:03Z

A 12-year-old girl who is battling leukemia has a special request for her birthday.

Aspen Kelly can’t travel, so she is asking for postcards from around the U.S. and the world.

Her mom says she has received more than 1,000 postcards so far. The cards were sent from all 50 states and 49 different countries!

She even received one from actor Tom Hanks.

Aspen lives in Oklahoma, and she's hoping to get even more postcards leading up to her birthday in two weeks.

The 12-year-old’s mother says she wants to show her daughter that although there are times she may feel alone, there are people all over the world thinking about her.

If you’d like to send a postcard to Aspen, please deliver them to this address:

Aspen Kelly
PO Box 822
Watonga, OK 73772