Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Hannah's wish

This is the true story of a 5-yr old Lititz girl, Hannah Garman, who was diagnosed with glioblastoma multiforme, a rare and incurable brain tumor. She has been given 12 weeks to live and is currently in her 7th week. She was going to be the flower girl at a wedding in May, but was diagnosed a week after we asked her to be the flower girl. This is especially sad because her mother died 2 yrs ago from breast cancer.
Right now she has lost most of her motor skills. She is confined to bed and cannot really do anything or play with the gifts she is getting from people, but she LOVES getting cards - she has gotten so many from people she does not know and just loves to have grandma read about the people who send them and see their pictures and is so proud of all her cards. Her room is just filled with cards.
When asked what she wants for Christmas she said she wants to see how many Christmas cards she can get. Many people have passed this wish along to their churches, prayer groups, friends and family. There are school groups where children are making her cards. People are including pictures so she can see who it is that is sending her the card.
If you would like to help with her wish, you can send a card to her at: Hannah Garman, 704 Orchard Rd, Lititz, PA 17543
THANKS! Feel free to pass this along to your own prayer group, church, school, etc. Let's see if we can have the cards coming in big postal bags for her this Christmas, since it will be her last holiday.
Hannah's website: http://www.caringbridge.org/cb/viewHome.do

Added note from a friend of her family: Hannah is an amazing little girl with such a great heart.. She truely is like her mother... And yes she LOVES card ESPECIALLY if the have Butterflies on them HINT HINT!! Butterflies were her mothers favorite thing in the world, and it is her only connection remaining to her Mother. (Her mother passed away a few years ago from cancer)

1 comment:

marykay said...

Denise, you are such a good person. Hannah's story is sad and amazing. I pray for her...