Getting snail mail may seem out of place at this day and age, but for one little girl, it means the world to her. Six-year-old Addie Faussett from Fountain Green, Utah loves Christmas. And, although several kids her age can simply wait for the whole year to come to a close, Addie does not have much time left.
Too lonely for her being so sick.
To the ordinary onlooker, the letters that flooded the P.O. Box 162 in Fountain Green, Utah might have been re-routed letters, but they hold a most touching and heartbreaking secret. They are all for Addie.
The young girl stopped growing at the age of three years old. Now at the age of six years old, Addie weighs about 23 pounds and has been suffering bouts of her deteriorating health.
After a series of visits to leading neurologists, it was revealed that Addie was suffering from cerebral atrophy, which could only be a symptom of a more serious condition. It has been revealed that Addie does not have much time left.
Tami Fassett, Addie’s mother described her ongoing battle with cerebral atrophy, which are often filled interchanging days of laughter and sadness. Due to her condition, Addie’s socialization with other kids her age have been severely limited. In order for her to feel the love from the people all around her, her parents and grandparents devised a way where she can receive Christmas cards with the time she had left from all her friends.
Creating a Facebook page called ‘Little Addie’, Addie’s parents and grandparents set up a place where people knew about the young girl’s love for Christmas cards as well as get updates on her opening them, which have been sent from friends all over the country.
Amber Brosig, who is a managing trustee of the charity organization Children and Earth, has been helping Addie and her family with the medical expenses. She has described how Addie’s family certainly did not expect such an amazing response.
Brosig says of Addie, “There’s no other way to describe her other than she’s an absolute sweet soul”.
Check out the original CNN story and the heartwarming video that comes with it here.
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