DES MOINES, Iowa — UPDATE: The family of Caleb Hammond said it greatly appreciates the overwhelming response, but have asked the public to discontinue sending racing stickers. In an Aug. 22 Facebook post, the family showed an image of the delivered packages. Those who would like to contribute are directed to the family's GoFundMe campaign.
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A terminally ill Iowa boy who wants to decorate his casket with racing stickers is asking the public for help.
According to the Des Moines Register, Caleb Hammond, 11, of Oskaloosa, was diagnosed with leukemia in February 2017. After months of unsuccessful chemotherapy treatments, a bone marrow transplant and medical scares, including a week in a medically induced coma with heart failure symptoms, he and his family recently decided to stop treating his illness and spend time together, the newspaper reported.
Now Caleb, a racing fan who loves to visit Southern Iowa Speedway, has a final request: for the public to send him racing stickers.
"We're trying to decorate his casket," his uncle, Chris Playle, told the Register.
If you'd like to send Caleb a sticker, you can mail it to 314 N. J St., Oskaloosa, IA 52577. You can also donate to his family's GoFundMe campaign here.
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