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Hundreds reach out to support Milton boy with rare type of cancer

MILTON, WI (WTAQ) - A five-year-old Wisconsin boy with a rare type of childhood cancer has been deluged with hundreds of greeting cards.  

Colin Cahill of Milton is undergoing a long treatment program for neuroblastoma. He was diagnosed last November, when a tumor was discovered -- and cancer spread around both his kidneys and into his spine.  

A relative, Holly Kutz, tells the Janesville Gazette she wanted to do something positive for Colin -- so she told the youngster's story on Facebook and sought greeting cards.  

People from as far away as Japan and England responded. The Secret Service sent photos of President Obama's pets. The Green Bay Packers sent a bunch of things, including a greeting from Aaron Rodgers.  

All told, Colin has received abut 500 Christmas cards. His mother, Kristie Briggs, said all of them have made her son smile.  

Meanwhile, Kutz hopes to attract another 300 cards for the youngster for Valentine's Day. She wants to continue getting him greetings throughout the year as he faces more chemotherapy, surgery, and a possible bone marrow transplant.  

State insurance covers most of the expenses. The Milton community has gotten behind the family as well. The Cove Bar held a New Year's Day meat raffle, and the place was said to be packed.

(Story courtesy of Wheeler News Service)