A Dublin mum has asked for people to send as many birthday cards as possible to her terminally-ill son, who turns four this month.
Yavanna Evans, also known as the blogger ‘MakeUpMonster’, revealed that her three-year-old son Oscar (right) was diagnosed with a rare form of terminal brain tumour, known as Diffuse Intrinsic Pontine Glioma (DIPG), earlier this year on her blog.
At present, there is no known cure for the type of tumour that Oscar has, with 90% of children affected by DIPG given just 18 months to live.
Oscar will turn four on June 24, and Yavanna has put out a call for people to send him cards from “wherever you are in the world”.
Writing on her Instagram page, she says: “Oscar turns four on June 24, and this is a very important birthday. We have no guarantees that there will be another.
“We’re choosing to not think about that at all, because then we won’t be able to function.
“Right now, we’re choosing to focus on making his fourth birthday the biggest celebration of his life.”
To date, thousands of people have shared Yavanna’s call for cards for Oscar, with multiple people posting pictures of the cards they’ll be sending to Oscar for his birthday.
People from as far away as Australia and Canada are sending cards to the youngster, with groups of children designing handmade cards.
One of the hosts of popular BBC game show, Pointless, Richard Osman, is also said to be sending a special video message for Oscar after getting in contact with Yavanna.
Multiple people reached out to the television personality after hearing about how much Oscar loves watching the show, and how Oscar dresses up as Richard every evening to watch him on TV.
For anyone wishing to send Oscar a special birthday card, it can be addressed to: Yavanna Evans, Suite 218, 2 James Joyce Street, Dublin 1.
There is also a GoFundMe for Oscar to ‘help bring a little magic’ to the young boy’s life, as well as to raise money for cancer research charities in Ireland.
The GoFundMe can be found at www.gofundme.com/oscars-dipg-fund.