Elena Desserich was a typical little girl… until just before her 6th birthday when she was diagnosed with pediatric brain cancer. For the next nine months Elena and her family endured hospital visits, hospital stays, tests and treatments – all while her energies and abilities dwindled. She lost her ability to speak but not her love for life or her ability to love. For the next nine months she and her family fulfilled her simple dreams some of which were; “to dance with her father at her wedding”, “to see her art hung in a museum” (it was, next to a Picasso), swim lessons, vacations and so much more. Her family stood by her side doing all of this and more without realizing that all the while Elena had been secretly hiding love letters and drawings throughout their home.
It was only after Elena’s passing that they began to find love notes sprinkled all over their home. They were in every room, between books, in pockets of clothing, even in boxes of Christmas ornaments. Collectively they eventually filled three boxes. I hope you’ll view this video and be inspired as we were to make every day special for your loved ones, even when we are not around to see the delight in their eyes.