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Send a birthday card to Jacob Priestley

The birthday cards proved to be the best medicine a 13-year old kid stuck at home could ask for. (Source: KPHO/KTVK) The birthday cards proved to be the best medicine a 13-year old kid stuck at home could ask for. (Source: KPHO/KTVK)

Jacob Priestley isn't like most teenagers.He can't go out with his friends or ride his bike down the block.

Instead, the 13-year-old  spends most of his time at home in bed.

The Mesa teenager has mitochondrial disease, a rare life-threatening illness that has weakened every cell in his body.

"Since his disease is terminal, we don't know how many more birthdays he's going to have with us," Jacob's mother, Britney Priestley, said. "We vowed that we would make every birthday bigger and better than last year."

One thing Jacob loves is birthday cards.

Where to send birthday cards

Jacob Priestley
P.O. Box 855
Queen Creek, AZ 85142

Read more about Jacob here.

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