WENTZVILLE, MO -- It's been just over one month since 15-year-old Sulley Menne was diagnosed with Leukemia in June.
"You think it must be the worst thing in the world and then you get it and it's the worst thing in the world" Sulley told FOX2.
"I thought he had a resistant bug or something and he would be fine" said Sulley's mom Mande. "Maybe stay a couple of nights in the hospital but he would be fine. Never in a million years would I have thought they would tell me he had cancer."
FOX2 reports that the 15-year-old high school sophomore is spending his summer vacation in and out of hospital rooms. The chemotherapy has him feeling the ups and downs from endless rounds of treatment and other treatment procedures.
"Just knowing your child has cancer it's scary" Menne said.
The Menne's decided to start collecting postcards for Sulley to cheer him through this tough time. The family set out to get friends and family on social media to reach each of the 50 states.
Ever since that small wish went viral, the mail just keeps rolling in. Letters are coming from Iceland, to Antarctica, Colorado even from soldiers based in Qatar. On average, Sulley is averaging a box of mail a day.
Some contain simple notes to say hello, others with unique gifts like military patches and tokens, where some contain heartfelt words from cancer survivors.
"They talk about how they had cancer and how they got through it" Sulley said.
Menne said it really makes you realize that there are still so many good people in the world who can make you feel loved.
Sulley added "It helps me a lot because it helps me know I can get through it and everything" Sulley said.
Postcards can be sent to:
799 Autumn Bluff Lane
Wentzville, MO 63385