Friday, 13 August 2010

Notes Left Behind.

Notes Left Behind is the true story of a six-year-old girl named Elena and her battle against brain cancer. In her last days she showed a community how to love and how to live. Written through the eyes of her parents, Keith and Brooke Desserich, as a remembrance for Elena’s younger sister, her daily story tells one of humility and inspiration as she lives each day, one at a time. In her short time she painted a masterpiece that would hang in an art museum, she accomplished a truly spectacular series of wishes that she alone created, and she inspired a cause that remains today to help children everywhere in their fight against brain cancer.
In Notes Left Behind, Elena’s parents struggle to resolve their contradictory impulses to both fight Elena’s cancer at all costs, and to realize the inevitable outcome that awaits their daughter. Through it all, they rediscover what it means to be a family and what it means to live. The journal is candid and sincere in its treatment of deeply personal and tragic events and is a reminder to parents everywhere to appreciate and savor every precious moment they have with their own children.

Watch this video. Such a soul stirring story of a 6 year old girl. Her short life speaks volumes. Try to get her book. She was so brave in the midst of her pain and suffering and so loving and thoughtful. Oh, I want to read this book too. God provides inspiration in such amazing ways.

This is a video about her book

You can check out the website HERE

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Khyra And Sometimes Her Mom said...

All we can say is


Thanks for sharing this one!

Amrita said...

This story made me cry. I wan t to be like Elena in whatever little way I can Khyra 's Mom.

JoAnn's-D-Eyes said...

interesting notes of a little lady-girl, sweet and innocently open:)

THANK YOU Amrita for reaction on my blog, YES!!!! I miss my Ios dog terrible much, you are sweet with understanding words THANK YOU!

So, I Begin this Journey...... said...

I am going to read this book..... these are the moments when I view videos such as this one....or read books and thank God everyday for my children- just the way they are. Because we never know.......

What a beautiful little girl we can all learn from.

Holly, the Old Western Gal said...

Halloo there Amrita. What a sad but uplifting story about the little girl, Elena.

By the way, to get on a "jag" about something is to get stuck on it, to keep going back to it. I'm on a jag about indian corn (which is brightly colored dried corn on the cob for decorations) lately -- I guess I am just waiting and waiting for autumn.

sarah said...

very touching video. sometimes life hurts too much

Amrita said...

Dear "Journey" (shortening your name) thank you for visiting my blog and leaving a comment.What Elena left behind will remain for eternity.

Dearest holly, Thank you for your answers. I like jagging your blog. I hope that 's correctly put. (Smile)

Dear Sarah, pain teaches us more than joy- I have experienced this in my life.

John M Cowart said...

What to say Amrita. This sort of thing is sad. When the human race finally decides to grow up we'll move beyond this.

Till we as a race choose to see that we are all one people it will continue.

There is no need that we cannot fulfill. Just a lack of will and faith that we can do so.



Zimbabwe said...

I like books like this. Maybe I will search for this, because I see that it is worth of it :)