Boy with brain tumor gets special delivery

A boy battling a rare kind of brain tumor received a special delivery Tuesday from an army of letter carriers.


About 50 postal trucks from the Framingham post office traveled in a convoy to the home of 6-year-old Devin Suau.

“He’s such a young child, a young boy, facing the battle of his life really,” letter carrier Kevn Gavin said.

The trucks were all decorated with green ribbons and homemade bumper stickers with the hashtag “#WhyNotDevin.”

Doctors diagnosed Devin a few months ago with a tumor known as diffuse intrinsic pontine glioma.

His parents launched the “Why Not Devin” campaign to raise money so he might undergo experimental medical treatments.

The carriers brought Devin hats, a delivery bag filled with messages of support and a proclamation.

“On behalf of the United States Postal Service, I’d like to make you the honorary postmaster of Framingham,” postmaster Shawn Pitts told the boy.

They also presented Devin’s family with a check for $2,100.

One letter carrier gave the boy his personal collection of Green Lantern comic books.

“I’m proud of my co-workers. They’re good people,” letter carrier Judy Kobosky said.

James Suau, Devin’s father, said the campaign has raised more than $250,000 so far.

He said his son recently completed a round of chemotherapy and doctors are waiting for him to recover from that.

“Within the next 6-8 weeks, we’ll be exploring some new opportunities for him,” Suau said.

Suau said the family continues to face challenges and keeping up their spirits is not always easy.

He said such shows of community support are very helpful.

Source: wcvb


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