Shane Bernier’s Wish is for the World Record in Birthday Cards Received

Shane Bernier is a courageous seven-year-old boy from Lancaster, Ontario who was diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukemia when he was only five. On June 6th, 2006 Shane and his family received some unfortunate news: Shane experienced a relapse after completing 108 of 130 weeks of treatment.

However, despite the bad news, Shane has managed to keep a positive outlook on his situation and has made a heart-warming wish… He hasn’t asked for money or toys or anything of the sort. Instead, his birthday is on May 30th and he would like to break the world record for the most birthday cards ever received. With every card, Shane’s courage grows. Something as simple as sending a birthday card could be enough to help Shane find peace and joy in his current circumstances.

Please take the time to send a card to Shane and make his dream become a reality. Share his story with your friends, family and co-workers. If at all possible, get your youth groups, church congregations, employees, neighbours or communities to set aside a few minutes to write a thoughtful note to Shane.

With every card, Shane’s smile grows…

Where do i send it?

His Birthday is May 30 …. act quickly.

If you’d like to send a card to Shane, please send it to:

Shane Bernier
PO Box 484
Lancaster, Ontario
K0C 1N0

If you’d like to help Shane in other ways too, then take a look at our “How Can I Help?” page for more ideas. We’ll add more ways as soon as they become available.

Shane’s Wish

The official site about Shane, and his wish for the world record for Birthday Cards.

What else can I do?

(other than sending a card)

Spread the word.

Email your friends Shane’s address, send them to or to this lens.

On Myspace and in your blogs, put links to let people know about Shane’s wish.

One way to help spread the word is to register on and then digg this story. You’ll notice the Digg button in the upper left-hand corner of the site. The higher the number, the more likely it is that people will hear about Shane’s effort. is a user-submitted news community. By “digging” the story, you promote it and let others know that the story is worthwhile.

News Coverage on Shane

Send a birthday wish to a sick Canadian boy – Times Herald-Record

Send a birthday wish to a sick Canadian boy Times Herald-Record, NY – May 26, 2007 Shane Bernier, of Lancaster, Ontario, has acute lymphoblastic leukemia. His treatment has not been effective. With a birthday coming up on May 30, … No Hoax: Send Shane A Birthday Card North Country Gazette all 2 news articles

Communities carry on final wish of Hampden teen – Bangor Daily News

Communities carry on final wish of Hampden teen Bangor Daily News, ME – May 25, 2007 It was a reminder for her mother to send a card to Shane Bernier, whose dream is to break the world record for most birthday cards ever received. …

‘Happy Birthday Shane’ – Waterloo Chronicle

Waterloo Chronicle’Happy Birthday Shane’ Waterloo Chronicle, Canada – May 23, 2007 … warming up with a special version of a new birthday song written just for the guest of honour — Shane Bernier — at Sandowne Public school last Friday. …



Hi Shane, I’m from South Africa and I won’t be in time to send you a hard-copy card but I just want to wish you the best birthday ever and may your wish come true

Muh love and blessings

Posted May 28, 2007


Nice campaign – I know Shane is going to get absolutely buried in cards! You should probably just take a glance at the Snopes article to see the wider context of this campaign. Craig Shergold STILL gets get-well cards!

Posted May 28, 2007


Happy Birthday, Shane!

Your card from me will be late, but it’s here and ready to go!

Blessings always,


Posted May 28, 2007


Tantz Aerine


Hi Shane, Here is wishing you a Happy Birthday on the 30th and many more to come!

Posted May 28, 2007



Happy Birthday!

Posted May 28, 2007


Davina Lyons


Hi again Shane! This is
Scott’s wife Misty. He is the actual user of this site but I wanted to pop on and say Happy Birthday and may God bless you. You seem like an awesome young man. Keep the faith. Lots of us are praying as well as sending cards.

Posted May 25, 2007


Happy Birthday Shane!

Posted May 25, 2007


Happy Birthday, Shane!!!

We love you.

Posted May 25, 2007


Shane — warms my heart to see your smile! If it’s birthday cards that make you smile I hope you get so many your smile muscles hurt! Just kidding — Shane there was a man named Jim Valvano who was fighting cancer and he said never, never ever give UP! Happy birthday!

Posted May 25, 2007


HI Shane, Me again! I wrote so much in the first box, I couldn’t leave you a sprinkling of my Squid Angel wings! So, here they are…with prayers for the brush of angel wings from Jesus, too! God Bless YOU, gotta run now, hafta go and get your card in the mail! Connie

Squid Angel Blessings

Posted May 25, 2007


Hi Shane! Squid Angel Connie here…I’m flying out to ALL my friends to get them to send you some of those cards you’re looking for! I love your video! You have a beautiful smile, I’d like to send you a birthday card every year for the next…oh, 100 years or so! What fun we’ll have! Connie : )

Posted May 25, 2007

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