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Friday, December 12, 2014

6-year-old girl asks for holiday cards for her last Christmas

Sending out holiday cards this week? You’ll want to add another name to your list.

Addie Fausett, 6, of Fountain Green, Utah, is likely celebrating her last Christmas this year due to an atrophy of her brain that has left doctors puzzled. And in the face of devastating news, her family has come up with a beautiful idea: They are asking people to send Addie a “lifetime of Christmas cards.”

So far, hundreds of cards have poured into her nearby post office. “We really just started spreading the word. I think it’s just going to grow and grow,” says Amber Brosig, managing trustee at Children and the Earth, Inc., a nonprofit organization that is assisting with the project.

While fulfilling wishes like this one is for the child, for sure, it also goes a long way for the parents, siblings and other relatives. “We’re creating lasting memories for the family, with the family,” Brosig explains.



Anonymous said...

Brace yourself Addie.We Americans may not be a smart bunch but we sure know what love is.Who knows,maybe after a million or so cards arrive the healing process will begin.I once knew a woman who had 3 children & then decided to have an operation so she couldn't have any more.After app 1 year the operation somehow reversed itself & she had 3 MORE! All 6 were successful contributors to society.

Anonymous said...

Thank you SBY news for again, posting useful, meaningful news that others can appreciate.

Very Very disappointing to see that the big money corporate news companies would rather focus on publicizing their own political nonsense.

thank you again. :)

Anonymous said...

Sent her a card earlier this week, saw it on the news.

Anonymous said...

Our prayers are with her and the family too