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Terminally Ill Addie Fausett, 6, Sent Thousands Of Cards This Holiday Season

Utah– Often when you see someone going through an extremely rare illness, the feelings are totally overwhelming and you feel powerless to help.

But you can help six-year-old Addie Fausett, who is suffering from a rare terminal brain condition, to have an experience that would make her life genuinely better.

Addie Fausett, 6, stopped growing when she was 3; her undiagnosed illness is causing cerebral atrophy. Doctors say she has at most, one year to live. As her family in Fountain Green, Utah copes with the painful realization that Addie is dying and that 2014 may be her final Christmas, her grandmother, Maree Jensen, came up with an idea: Let's ask people from around the globe to send her Christmas cards to cheer her up. (AP Photo/KSL-TV via Deseret News, Sam Pendrod) Read more: http://triblive.com/usworld/nation/7316474-74/addie-cards-fausett#ixzz3L57ahvGK  Follow us: @triblive on Twitter | triblive on Facebook

Addie Fausett, 6, stopped growing when she was 3; her undiagnosed illness is causing cerebral atrophy. Doctors say she has at most, one year to live. As her family in Fountain Green, Utah copes with the painful realization that Addie is dying and that 2014 may be her final Christmas, her grandmother, Maree Jensen, came up with an idea: Let’s ask people from around the globe to send her Christmas cards to cheer her up. (AP Photo/KSL-TV via Deseret News, Sam Pendrod)
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Addie LOVES Christmas, and her family wants to make what will most likely be the last Christmas she can remember completely special by encouraging people to send her a whole lifetime’s worth of Christmas cards – preferably handmade! Amber Brosig, the trustee from Children and the Earth Inc. (who are assisting the family) explains:

“Obviously, you can go to Hallmark and get the ones that play music or this or that, but the handmade ones—or artwork, if you have a child—is even more special for the family, though, of course, they are just grateful for it all.”

To add to the family’s troubles, Addie’s sisters Shayley and Audree have just lost their biological father, so card makers are being inspired to address their contributions to all three girls.

We encourage you to get behind this – imagine how amazing it would be for Addie and her family to get a sack full of cards from Australia!

Send your cards to:

Addie Lynn and Sisters
P.O. Box 162
Fountain Green, UT 84632
USA.

Learn more about Addie at her Facebook page.

Terminally Ill Addie, 6, Sent Thousands Of Cards This Holiday Season.

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