Girl with Leukemia Asks For Birthday Postcards, Gets One From Tom Hanks

August 22, 2018

By Kayla Jardine

This girl befriended a movie star and traveled to Japan and beyond, thanks to the kindness of strangers. Aspen Kelly has traveled all around the world, without ever leaving her home in Oklahoma.

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The 12-year-old has leukemia, and because of her low white blood cell count, she has to stay inside. But with her birthday coming up, the creative girl found a smart way to see the world; she asked for postcards from strangers all over.

With two weeks until she becomes a teen, Aspen has already received more than 1,000 cards from all 50 states and 49 countries. Perhaps the best: one from the Governor of Oklahoma, and a hand-written note from actor Tom Hanks, who’s currently in Greece.

But there’s still time to make Aspen’s birthday even better! Anyone interested in mailing a card can address it below:

Aspen Kelly
PO Box 822
Watonga, OK 73772