Methuen Officers Join Police Caravan to Bring Early Holiday Cheer to Terminally Ill Boy in Maine

Methuen Police Officers Tom Torrisi and Jeff Smith joined a police caravan from Massachusetts to Maine on Wednesday, Nov. 8. (Courtesy photograph.)

Have holiday cheer, will travel! Members of Methuen’s Police Department joined law enforcement officials from all over New England Wednesday to bring cards and toys to a terminally ill 9-year-old boy whose family worries he’s about to celebrate his last Christmas.

Methuen Officers Tom Torrisi and Jeff Smith hit the road in a police caravan with 100 other local, state and federal officials armed with holiday cards and toys for Jacob Thompson, who has Stage 4 high-risk neuroblastoma.

A police caravan including members of the Methuen Police Department delivered Christmas cards to Jacob Thompson in Portland, Maine. (Courtesy photograph)

Hospitalized at Barbara Bush Children’s Hospital at Maine Medical Center, Jacob’s wish for his last Christmas is to receive Christmas cards.

Jacob’s parents Michelle Simard and Roger Guay admitted their little boy to the hospital for the last time in October and worry that he may pass away within the month. The family set up a Go Fund Me page to cover funeral expenses and nearly $150,000 has been raised to date.

To wish Jacob a Merry Christmas, send him a card at this address:

Jacob Thompson
C/O Barbara Bush Children’s Hospital at Maine Medical Center
Portland, ME 04102