WENTZVILLE, Mo. — It’s not something any high school sophomore expects to deal with, but just more than a month ago, 15-year-old Sully Menne was diagnosed with leukemia.
Which means instead of a fun-filled summer, Menne has spent his vacation in and out of hospital rooms, facing endless rounds of chemotherapy and other procedures.
“I thought he had a resistant bug or something and he would be fine,” his mother, Mande said. “Maybe stay a couple of nights in the hospital but he would be fine. Never in a million years thought they would tell me he had cancer.”
Looking for some way to turn her fear into fight, Mande Menne and her family decided to start collecting postcards to cheer up Sully.
They made a post on social media asking friends and family to help them, with the goal of getting a postcard from each state.
But it didn’t take long for that post to go viral, overflowing their mailbox with postcards and packages from around the world.
The Mennes say Sully gets about a box of mail a day. Some letters are just simple hellos, others contain unique gifts and personal stories from other cancer survivors..
“It really makes you realize that there are still so many good people in the world and it makes me feel loved and it makes my son feel loved,” Mande Menne said.
To send a postcard, mail it to:
799 Autumn Bluff Lane
Wentzville, MO 63385