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Notes Left Behind

October 28th, 2009 by in Awesome Kids

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When 6-year-old Elena Desserich new she was going to die from pediatric brain cancer, she started writing notes to her younger sister Grace so that she’d know something about her big sister after she was gone.  What Elena’s parent’s didn’t realize was that Elena was leaving notes for them as well, and started finding them everywhere after she passed.  From WLWT:

“They told us at the very beginning that she had 135 days to live,” Keith Desserich said.

Though her parents didn’t want her to know the severity of her cancer, they feel that she must have known what was happening. The tumor slowly took away her ability to talk.

But Elena was still able to write.

“That was her way to letting us know everything would be OK,” Brooke Desserich said.

After Elena passed away, her parents discovered that their daughter had left a message behind for them — a lot of messages, actually.

“We started to pull out notes and they would be in between CDs or between books on our bookshelf,” Keith Desserich said.

Then the couple started finding them everywhere.

“We started to collect them and they would all say ‘I love you Mom, Dad and Grace.’ We kept finding them, and still to this day, we keep finding them,” Keith Desserich said. “Literally, there are hundreds of notes that we found 

“We started to pull out notes and they would be in between CDs or between books on our bookshelf,” Keith Desserich said.

Her parents have collected all the notes and published them in a book which is available online.

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Buy it here.



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