Dying Girl Flooded With Christmas Cards

Addie Fausett of Utah isn't expected to see another holiday
By Newser Editors,  Newser Staff
Posted Dec 6, 2014 12:29 PM CST
Dying Girl Flooded With Christmas Cards
In this Nov. 26, 2014 photo, 6-year-old Addie Fausett holds a card during a visit to the post office in Fountain Green, Utah. Mom Tami Fausett is holding her.   (AP Photo/KSL-TV via Deseret News, Sam Penrod)

If doctors are correct that 6-year-old Addie Fausett of Utah won't live to see another Christmas, her family has arranged to make her last one memorable. When Addie, who stopped growing at age 3, said she wanted to have friends like her older sisters, her grandmother took to Facebook to make it happen, reports AP. She requested Christmas cards for her granddaughter, and now more than 1,000 arrive every day from around the world.

"Grandma just wanted to be able to tell Addie she has a lot of friends," says Addie's mother, Tami Fausett. "My mom wanted Addie to think she was really loved. It worked." Addie's condition is undiagnosed, but it is now causing damage to her brain as well as leaving her growth stalled. She had been perfectly healthy until age 3. Utah station KSL provides the address for those interested in sending a card of their own: Box 162, Fountain Green, UT 84632. (More uplifting news stories.)

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