4-year-old girl battling cancer wishes for holiday mail

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BOSTON (KAKE) -

The holiday season is considered the most wonderful time of the year, and for one little girl spending it in the hospital, all she is asking for is some mail.

WCVB reports that in May, Ruby Millea started complaining of knee pain and was experiencing fevers. After several trips to the doctor, a mass was found above her kidney. She was diagnosed with stage 4 neuroblastoma.

"It was the scariest moment I've ever had in my life," Nichole Millea told the ABC affiliate in Boston.

Ruby is now undergoing chemotherapy treatment at Floating Hospital for Children at Tufts Medical Center.

The 4-year-old girl has undergone a major surgery that removed 95 percent of her tumor. With the holidays upon us, one of Ruby's nurses decided to get her a gift: a mailbox.

"It's so cute. I said, 'Ruby you got some mail today,'" Millea said. "I brought her out and she went, 'Whoa!' that was her reaction."

The family hopes anything from an uplifting card or a cute drawing can keep their child smiling through the holidays.

Little Ruby has already spent Halloween, her birthday, and Thanksgiving in the hospital, and is most likely doing the same on Christmas and New Year's Day.

If you’d like to send Ruby mail, here’s the address:

Ruby Mae Millea
Floating Hospital for Children at Tufts Medical Center
Neely Pediatric Bone Marrow Unit – 6th Floor
755 Washington St.
Boston MA 02111

Her GoFundMe account, titled “Team Ruby,” raised more than $60,000 to help with little Ruby’s medical costs.

Information from WCVB in Boston.