Notes Left Behind

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Has everybody seen this story?

Heartbreaking, but amazing.

A 6-year-old girl was diagnosed with brain cancer. Somewhere along the line, she lost her ability to speak. Sadly, within just a few months, she had died.

And that is when her parents started finding notes--hundreds of notes--hidden all around their house. Notes that their daughter, while dying, had written and tucked away for them to find after she passed.

OH, MY HEART. 'Tis broken.

The story is here. Now, her parents have put together a book about Elena and her notes. All proceeds from the book sales benefit The Cure Starts Now.

I just can't get over the wisdom that some children have at such an early age. The fact that she would think to do this for her family... wow. What a gift.

5 comments:

Jen October 29, 2009 at 11:06 AM  

That's an amazing story.

Jen October 29, 2009 at 11:09 AM  

Wow. It's amazing, heartbreaking and inspiring all at once.

Dawn October 29, 2009 at 12:10 PM  

I have read your blog for a long time but I don't know if I have ever left u a comment. Anyways it is so sad that a child has to go through that and they grow up so fast in the process of there illness too. Our small community(population 900 some) just lost a 6 yr old boy to a brain stem tumor. My neighbor was telling me last nite that before he died they were making thumbprints necklaces for his family. I thought that was a very awesome and memorabe thing for the family to have. Just wanted to share.

Michelle October 29, 2009 at 12:35 PM  

Kids are amazingly smart, aren't they? What a great legacy she is leaving behind through her notes. Thanks for posting this!

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