PORTLAND, Maine - When a little boy asked for cards and presents for his 'last Christmas,' people responded.

12 News' sister station WCSH6 first told you the story of 9-year-old Jacob earlier this week. Jacob is struggling with Stage 4 neuroblastoma cancer.

His family doesn't expect him to live to see another Christmas.

Jacob had a simple wish for this, his last Christmas - cards and presents. Jacob's mom, Michelle Thompson Simard, said the response has been incredible.

► PHOTOS: Jacob reads cards, opens presents

'It's been surreal really! We have already received a number of cards. There has been a huge outpouring of support, prayers, and love. People have shared their personal stories...the Christmas spirit has come early,' said Thompson-Simard.

Jacob's dad, Roger Guay said, "He loves cards from all people. He's also a typical 9-year-old boy. He wants iTunes cards. He plays this game Sim City where he builds an entire city, and he can use his iTunes cards to buy gems, which helps the process move a little faster."

If any toys get are sent his way, they will be shared with all of the kids who are at the Barbara Bush Children's Hospital at Maine Medical Center.

If you are interested in sending Jacob a Christmas Card, please send them to him at Maine Medical Center:

Jacob Thompson
C/O Maine Medical Center
22 Bramhall St
Portland, ME 04102

The family has also started a GoFundMe page: https://www.gofundme.com/xkcjc8