6-Year-Old Girl with Brain Cancer Hid Love Notes for Her Parents to Find After Her Death

If this doesn’t tug at your heart, I don’t know what to say. (via Instapundit)

When 6-year-old Elena Desserich was diagnosed with brain cancer, she began hiding hundreds of little love notes around the house for her parents to find after she was gone. Here?s the story:
[INDENT]Just before her sixth birthday, Elena Desserich (right) was diagnosed with brain cancer and given 135 days to live. She lived 255 days, passing away in 2007. After her death, Elena?s parents, Brooke and Keith, found hundreds of notes from Elena hidden around the house ? in between CD cases, between bookshelves, in dresser drawers, in backpacks?.

“It just felt like a little hug from her, like she was telling us she was looking over us”…

Elena?s parents, Brooke and Keith Desserich, have now published these notes in a book called Notes Left Behind to fund a non-profit organization The Cure Starts Now dedicated to fighting pediatric brain cancer.[/INDENT]Here’s more, from MSNBC.


This is awesome! What a gift of love from God to her family, in one so young. Such pure, unselfish love would last them a lifetime!

Jesus exclaimed, ‘I bless You, Father, Lord of heaven and of earth, for hiding these things from the learned and clever and revealing them to mere children. Yes, Father, for that is what it pleased You to do.” [Matthew 11:25-26]

Good Lord…that will hit any parent right square in the gut. What an absolutely amazing, precious little girl.

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