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Redditors Surprise Terminally Ill Man

Scott Widak is a 47-year-old artist with Down Syndrome. He is also terminally ill with liver disease. His nephew Sean O’Connor posted his story on reddit and said Widak really enjoyed receiving mail. His address was only up at the site for four hours, but produced an amazing response.
Following the post, Widak received hundreds of letters from all over the world, including the United States, Sweden, Finland, Australia, Japan, the United Kingdom and Mexico. According to O’Connor, there is still mail coming in.

In addition to beautifully written letters, Reddit users have sent custom artwork, art supplies, DVDs and personal keepsakes that they wanted to pass on to Widak.

Sony Music Entertainment sent him 15 CDs/DVDs, which were mostly by Johnny Cash.

“The mail that’s arrived has all been extremely positive and thoughtful,” says O’Connor. “My family and I are amazed at how so many strangers could come together for a random act of kindness.”

See pictures from Widak's family at Mashable. Link -via The Daily What

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Hi Paul and Marian.Long time no see or speak and this is fantastic to see what you are doing.We are both well and still liivng in Barnet. A number of years ago we moved to a local Church, Christ Church, Barnet, (Anglican) Really enjoying it.Never hear about our Old Church now as we do not see anyone.Sending to Amazone for two copies of your book on Church signs.God BlessDonnie and Sylvia Mackenzie.
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