FRAMINGHAM – Tuesday afternoon, more than 60 postal trucks delivered a special message of hope to the Suau family of Framingham.
The Framingham and Natick letter carriers one-by-one drove by the Suau’s home near Reardon Park. Each truck had green ribbons and #WhyNotDevin on it.
The unions of the two post offices wanted to support Devin Suau, who was diagnosed with DIPG earlier this year. The disease has no cure. His parents have launched the awareness campaign #WhyNotDevin hoping their youngest of four sons will be the first to defeat the disease.
Besides making him an honorary letter carrier with his own mail bag, filled with letters of support from the letter carriers, Devin was made an “honorary postmaster.”
“On behalf of the United States Postal Service, I’d like to make you the honorary postmaster of Framingham,” postmaster Shawn Pitts announced with a proclamation.
Devin waived to each and every truck as it passed by his house.
Bill Lynch of Framingham, representing the union, presented Christine Suau with a check of more than $2,000 representing donations from the union employees from both the Framingham and Natick post offices.
Devin’s mailman Ken Hansen introduced him to his fellow carriers.
But Devin seemed most excited about the gift from letter carrier Mike Morisette, who gave the Stapleton Elementary student his collection of Green Lantern comic books.
The Green Lantern is Devin’s favorite super hero and the community has been placing green lights all over town to support Devin.
Devin recently completed his final round of radiation treatments. The family is now considering experimental treatments, that are not covered by insurance.
James and Christine said they are blessed to have so much support from the community and beyond.
The postal workers also wanted to thank the Framingham Police who led their postal parade yesterday. Earlier this year, Devin was named Police Chief for a day in Framingham.
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