Monday, December 15, 2014

Cards for Addie - Part 2 - American Greetings


It's raining - FINALLY raining in Northern California.. Sit and stay awhile won't ya??

With continued lovely wet stuff, I received a very nice email from American Greeting cards.

"We reached out to Children and the Earth (the organizers of Addie’s request) and came up with a way for people to sign a card that is sent on their behalf at no cost. We’ve created this page  where people can fill out a simple form and then we will print the signatures on Christmas cards that will be sent to Addie and her family."

Click on the picture - It's a BIG link.. (see made it easy and stuff)

So for those of you wanting to really load this little girl up with cards, here is a way that will be of zero cost to you but priceless to a little girl.  It's moments like this that I am thankful for a healthy child.

Please pass this along.


Friday, December 5, 2014

Cards for Addie

It's the holidays. We are all having a good time.  Our families (hoping) are healthy, our kids can take off and play, they run around and get into trouble :)

This is going to be my gift to a little girl in Utah.  My wish is for you folks to help me out.

I caught this story from Tamara Orr on Facebook.

You can read about it below and I have included the link to the story.  The short of it is this.

A little girl named Addie wants a lifetime of Christmas cards THIS YEAR.  Why??  Because she has been given less than a year to live.

So for 49 cents and a card/piece of paper, you can make a little girls wish come true.

Here is the link to the story

Here is the story:

In the quiet town of Fountain Green Utah, the local post office is the heart of the community.
And getting the mail from Box 162 is something that little Addie Fausett literally lives for.

At 6 years old, Addie is starting to count the Christmas cards sent specifically to her, which she can hang on the door.

There is a reason so many people are sending Addie a Christmas card.

“She kind of stopped growing when she was 3,” said Tami Fausett, Addie’s mother.
And slowly since then, the bubbly and energetic little girl who now weighs just 23 pounds continues to struggle.

“She likes to laugh and have a good time and hear stories, but lately she has had a lot of days she will just cry all day long,” Tami Fausett said.

And even with many visits to neurologists at Primary Children’s, Addie’s condition has gone undiagnosed.

“Cerebral atrophy is just a symptom of what is wrong, but she is still undiagnosed,” Tami Fausett said.

The deteriorating condition of her brain resulted last month in a devastating prognosis.
“They told us she probably won’t last much longer and they told us roughly a year,” Tami Fausett said.

Now, with the prospect that this will be Addie’s last Christmas, her grandparents thought it would be nice for Addie to receive a lifetime of Christmas cards this year.

“She doesn’t get to play with kids, so we thought if everyone would send her a card, we could tell all her friends it would make her Christmas a little bit better,” Tami Fausett said.

With the help of her older sisters, Shayley and Audree — who hang up the cards — cards for Addie and her sisters are pouring in from family, friends, and as word spreads on social media, even strangers.

“(We’re) hoping to get a lot so we can cover all the walls with them, for Addie,” Tami Fausett said.
Back at the post office, if this smile on the other side of Box 162 won’t warm your heart, Addie’s Christmas wish for us all certainly will.

“Merry Christmas!” Addie exclaimed.

If you would like to send Addie and her sisters a card, you can mail it to Addie Fausett Box 162, Fountain Green, UT 84632.