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200 Christmas cards from around the world for seriously ill five-year-old boy

  • A seriously ill five-year-old said the only thing he wanted for Christmas was some Christmas cards.
  • His parents appealed on social media and so far they've received 200 - from as far away as Australia.
Credit: Lee Gutteridge

A seriously ill five-year-old boy from Walsall has Christmas cards dropping through his letter box from as far away as Australia and America.

When his mum asked Trafford what he wanted for Christmas, this is what he said,

- What would you like for Christmas?

= Mummy I get out of breath so I just want cards from Santa.

- But we've got to buy you something to play with.

= No I just want cards

– Trafford and his mum Carla
Credit: Lee Gutteridge

So his parents put out an appeal on social media and he's had hundreds of cards flooding in from around the world including Australia and America.

The phone hasn't stopped ringing with people asking for their address.

Credit: Lee Gutteridge

Trafford's condition, hypoplastic left heart syndrome, means the left side of his heart didn't grow in the womb. The family only learned about it at three days old as he was about to be discharged.

He had open heart surgery at five days old and spent seven months at Birmingham children's hospital.

Credit: Lee Gutteridge