OSKALOOSA, Iowa (AP) — Race drivers and others have been answering the call from an 11-year-old Iowa boy who wants racing stickers to cover his casket after he dies from leukemia.
Caleb Hammond's uncle, Chris Playle, told The Des Moines Register that his family returned him to Oskaloosa after determining the painful treatments he'd been undergoing at a Des Moines hospital weren't working and other options offered little hope. Playle says Caleb's been home for about three weeks, doing normal 11-year-old things, but tires easily.
He says he and his nephew became racing buddies as Caleb visited Playle's home near Southern Iowa Speedway.
Playle says the stickers pouring in from social media appeals have helped keep spirits up and says the family is "just trying to do as much as we can with him while he's here."
Stickers and cards can be sent to 314 North J Street, Oskaloosa, IA 52577.