Boy battling rare medical issues asks for Christmas cards

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SPARTANBURG, S.C. — Brayden McCormick is a very brave six-year-old. He has undergone more than 80 surgeries, as he battles a host of medical issues, including a rare auto immune disease called HLH and MAS.

Brayden has been battling the issues since he was born, but this year, his family is hoping the community can brighten his holiday, with a simple act of kindness.

Nina Hopps is Brayden’s mother, and said, he always keeps a good attitude about his medical issues. “He goes through so much, and goes through it with a smile on his face.”

The Christmas season is always a special time for him, between a visit with Santa, and making up his Christmas list. This year he told us he wants a trumpet, a trombone and a fiddle.

And his mom said he especially loves getting Christmas cards! “This kid loves mail. He loves the post office, he loves the mail carrier and he loves cards. To get mail, this kid’s face just lights up.”

His family is hoping this season, the entire community can help brighten up Brayden’s day, with a simple act of kindness. Their hope, is to get Christmas cards into Brayden’s hands in the days and weeks leading up to the holiday, to let him know, he is not alone, no matter what kind of challenge he might face.

The family is asking that the cards for Brayden be sent to:

Brayden McCormick

113 Cornell Street

Spartanburg SC, 29306

His family has also set up a gofundme page for his ongoing medical expenses. You can find the link here: