International Birthday Card Surprise Planned For Gateshead Man

5 July 2017, 00:00

Cards sent to Dominic Skeen

Birthday cards for a seriously poorly Gateshead man - who's approaching his 21st - have been arriving from all over the world

Dominic Skeen, who suffers from a range of health problems and is now losing his sight, was never expected to reach the milestone. 

Dominic, from Rowlands Gill, still needs a lot of care from his family, but has defied doctors expectations. 

Because of his condition, his sister Bethany decided a party was out of the question, so launched a campaign back in January to get him Birthday cards from around the world. 

Sadly, Dominic is now losing his sight, but his family hope the cards will be a physical reminder of his big day which he can enjoy for years to come.

So far, Dominic has been sent over 50 - ahead of the big day on July 10th - but he has no idea. 

Because of his condition, his family say he won't find out - but are still hoping for more people to send in cards. 

His address can be found, via their official Facebook page.