Parents collect countless cards for son's birthday
TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) -
An effort is underway to
get 1,600 cards for a special young man's 16th birthday.
Mockbee, the son of Tucson Police Sergeant Jeff Mockbee, was born with Spinal Bifida and was told he would not live past his first birthday.
He'll be 16
this Sunday on Father's Day.
And to celebrate
his special day, his a parents started a social media campaign to get him
1,600 birthday cards. Cards are coming in from all over the world, even from
celebrities like football star Kurt Warner, food network star Giada and the Tim Tebow Foundation.
"When we asked
Jacob what he wanted for birthday, he wanted a drivers licence.. can't get
that," said Jacob's mother, Stacie Mockbee. "We really wanted to come up with something special for him."
If you'd like to
send Jacob a card, there are four days left. Address them to Jacob Mockbee at 8987
E. Tanque Verde #309-104. Tucson, AZ 85749-9399