This is not a hoax. This little boy, Shane, is at CHEO (Children's Hospital of Eastern Ontario) in Ottawa and he is fighting leukemia. He is trying to break a record of receiving the most birthday cards by his birthday which is in a month. Here is his website - <a href="http://www.shaneswish.com/index.php" target="_blank">http://www.shaneswish.com/index.php</a> Check out the link - In The News - there is a video on there and a bunch of articles, some from the Ottawa Citizen and the Toronto Sun. My kids and I are each going to send him a card and pass the word around.