105-Year-Old WWII Veteran Receives Overwhelming Response To Birthday Card Request

Ike Fabela, a veteran of World War II who is 105 years old, had an amazing birthday surprise when he received over 5,000 cards from people across the country. Originally, Fabela’s family only intended to collect 105 cards to celebrate his special day, but the idea took off and thousands of people sent cards with messages thanking Fabela for his service and wishing him a happy birthday.

Lolie, the daughter of Fabela, initiated a campaign to gather 105 cards in honor of her father’s long life and service to the country. She spread the word on social media, and the effort received an extraordinary response. People from every state in the U.S. and other countries like Canada, Germany, and Australia sent in cards.

Fabela and his family were moved by the love and support he received. Fabela served as a cook and driver in the U.S. Army during World War II, being stationed in Germany, France, and Belgium, and taking part in the Battle of the Bulge. Born in 1918, he worked on a farm and in a factory in Michigan, and eventually retired in Montrose.

Fabela is a proud and independent man who served his country. Despite his age, he continues to take care of his home and lawn. His family is grateful for the support shown by strangers who sent him cards, and Fabela himself is touched by the kind words and appreciation. He reads the cards daily and expresses his gratitude for the thoughtful gestures.Fabela’s story has become a source of inspiration for families of other veterans. The success of the card campaign shows society’s appreciation and respect for the courageous men and women who have served their country. The immense response to Fabela’s birthday celebration is proof of the strong bond of gratitude and admiration that exists between veterans and the people they have safeguarded.