Dying Girl, Left Secret Notes Behind Telling Parents How Much She Loved Them
Elena Desserich was about to turn Six when she was diagnosed with brain cancer. Her diagnosis was not good and her parents were told she only had 135 days to live.
A year later, she was gone. During her brief time waging war with the disease, she wanted her parents to be prepared for the inevitable.
She wanted to leave them with as much peace as possible. What she did became a testament to her love and her affection for her family.
Little did her parents know that Elena was preparing a final gift for them.
While she was undergoing grueling chemotherapy and radiation treatments, the child was writing little notes for them.
Sometimes, the sentiment was as simple as “I love you.” Other messages were more personal. Hiding them around the house, she hoped they would be found after she was gone.
They helped her family cope. As a matter of fact, they found the material so helpful they turned it into a book entitled Notes Left Behind.
Now Elena can help hundreds others with her idea. Talk about leaving a lasting legacy.
We would like to extend to you our heartfelt condolences. May our Lord comfort your loved ones.