Parents will go to any lengths to protect their children. When as a couple Keith and Brooke Desserich received the news that their daughter was diagnosed with a brain tumor, they knew she would not live for long.
Elena was a healthy little girl and showed no sign of illness until she almost turned six in 2006. Her parents noticed her speech was slurred and she has difficulties walking. When they took her to the pediatrician, an MRI was requested.
The doctor told the couple their daughter had Diffuse Intrinsic Pontine Glioma (DIPG), which is an incurable brain tumor. Young Elena had less than five months to live. However, Elena lived for nine months.
Six-year-old Elena watched her father write down notes about her and her sister Grace as she underwent treatment. Grace was three when the diagnosis was made, and her father wanted her to remember the times she spent with her elder sister. Unknown to him, Elena drew some inspiration from him.
What the young girl did in her final days is beautiful and heartbreaking. Elena wrote some notes appreciating her parents and sister Grace.
Her parents were remodeling the house when they came across the notes. They did not pay attention until two years later when they discovered something beautiful yet heartbreaking.
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