Strangers Deliver Cards to Boy Battling Cancer

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By Fox 8 Reporter Allison Brown

LORAIN, OH -- It was a dream come true for a 4-year-old boy's birthday celebration.

Gabe Rooker, who is battling cancer, was showered with love and support from family, friends, and even strangers.

A group of bikers, who were already taking part in an event for Rainbow Babies and Children's Hospital, stopped by Gabe's house on Sunday afternoon.

On Friday, Fox 8 spoke with the boy about his birthday wish: receiving one million birthday cards. Organizer of the ride, Adam Cook, felt compelled to help.

He was able to get hundreds of cards signed in Gabe's name. The bikers dropped off the goodies during their visit.

"Gabe inspired all of us," said Cook. "Everybody is here because of Gabe," he went on.

Because of the Neuroblastoma, Gabe wasn't able to take part in a big birthday bash.

So this was the perfect alternative.

"This entire journey has restored every faith in humanity that I have," said Misty Rooker, Gabe's mother.

The Rookers tell Fox 8 they have received nearly four thousand birthday cards so far, and are still welcoming more.

The address to send a card to is: Gabe Rooker, P.O. Box 403, Amherst, Ohio, 44001.

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