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December 10th, 2008, 09:52 PM
CINCINNATI -- A young girl who lost her battle against cancer is continuing to inspire people well after her death thanks to the letters she left behind.
Six-year-old Elena Desserich’s life was turned upside down when she was diagnosed with brain cancer.
Her family said that at the beginning, they were told to expect that Elena would only have about 135 days to live.
During her final days, the girl began writing letters to her family and hid them all over their home.
“She would tuck them into bookcases, tuck them into dishes, china you don't touch every year and you'd lift it up and there'd be a note in it,” Keith Desserich, Elena’s father, said.
December 10th, 2008, 10:30 PM
That is so touching! Sad for the poor girl but that must make the family so happy that someone at such a young age would think to do something like that!
December 10th, 2008, 10:58 PM
The love and caring of a child. Nothing can compare. God bless her and her family
December 10th, 2008, 11:24 PM
Oh wow, this makes me cry. What an amazing, loving and touching little girl!
December 11th, 2008, 07:03 AM
RIP Elena....one of God's most beautiful angels...inside and out
December 11th, 2008, 07:27 AM
What a sweet and thoughtful thing for such a young child to do...Very touching. Thanks for sharing
December 11th, 2008, 09:02 PM
Yes, thank you darkprincess for fucking up my mascara when I am still at workkkkkkkkkkkkk!!!!!!!!!! Beautiful inspiring story. I definately need to get the book.
December 11th, 2008, 09:07 PM
December 11th, 2008, 10:48 PM
I wouldn't know how to handle losing my child this way.
To watch her little body slowly ravaged by disease and chemo-treatments...well, it would just take my breath away.
My son is now 5. Thinking little Elena died at 6 just makes me think how quickly life goes by.
You can see by the pictures Elena was surrounded by loving, caring people. In her short time on earth she did more than most do in a life time...endured more, loved more than most could ever claim. I found a memorial site that features a lot of her pictures. You can see how her little body just changed so much, so tired and beat she looked at the end...I hardly recognized her. What a lovely little soul. I imagine her spirit lingers at home from time to tome leaving a remembrance of her light...
You gave a good fight little Elena, go now and rest in peace & be happy...angle in heaven.
Elena Rosemary Desserich
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