SEATTLE — Two months ago, Tavish McCosh was just a spunky 3-year-old from Ellensburg. Now he’s battling Leukemia.
The McCosh family is far from home, living at the Ronald McDonald House in Seattle, as Tavish undergoes nine months of chemotherapy.
“This is kind of the new normal, but you miss a whole bunch of different things,” Tavish’s mother Maren McCosh said. “It’s rough. It’s lonely and rough.”
But everyday, Tavish finds a moment of excitement when he goes to, of all places, their mailbox inside the Ronald McDonald House. He always hopes someone sent him a card.
“He really likes to check the mail,” Maren said. “He usually checks and it’s empty, but it’s still fun for him to look.”
So last week, his parents put a post on Facebook asking if anyone was willing to send Tavish a Christmas card. The post was shared around 25,000 times, and the cards quickly started to arrive.
On Tuesday, Tavish’s parents wheeled a huge surprise into their son’s room: hundreds of cards and boxes from around the country.
They came from Florida, New York, Nebraska, Michigan, Kansas, Texas and many other places.
Each card came with a message of support. A reminder that even far from home, the McCosh family is still surrounded by so much love.
“It’s amazing,” Maren said. “It’s really, really kind of all these people to take time out of their lives to send him cards, and really make his day.”
Tavish and his family plan to share the toys with the dozens of other kids staying at the Ronald McDonald House.
If you want to send Tavish a card before Christmas you can send the card to:
Tavish McCosh, #277
5130 40th Ave NE
Seattle WA 98105