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      Police, Patriots help Danny Nickerson celebrate birthday

      Danny Nickerson's birthday celebration began with a parade of police to Gillette Stadium, where the New England Patriots helped him celebrate.

      CNN -- A boy battling an inoperable brain tumor had an extra special birthday party with the help from the New England Patriots.

      On the Patriots practice field Saturday, a special birthday present for Danny Nickerson, who turned 6 on Friday.

      He got some quality time with Pats owner Bob Kraft, head coach Bill Belichick, and the whole team.

      All he had asked for was birthday cards - and he got them from all over the world -including from the Texas Panhandle: Japan, Sweden, Italy, Iran. 100,000 cards and counting, but Danny got a lot more than just well wishes.

      The special day began with a parade of police to Gillette Stadium.

      "If we can provide another distraction, and a happy memory, something they can look back on and smile about, that's just our goal," said Sgt. Gerard McDonough.

      Danny also got his own police car, a cake and a serenade from officers and the patriots.