On the 1st Day of Love Letter Writing...

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DEAR COMMUNITY,

We are officially in the holiday spirit and today is day 1 of the 12 Days of Love Letter Writing! Come along with us, read the letter request below, and drop a letter in the mail to Chris before December 20th! Need some tips on writing letters? We've got them for you

xoxox, 

MLL


1. CHRIS

Chris’s aunt contacted us and shared part of his story in hopes that we could provide some hope + encouragement to him. She wrote:

“Chris was born with a severe medical condition that has resulted in many surgeries and repeated hospitalizations over his lifetime. Despite the suffering he experienced, he was a bright and active child. His upbeat and happy demeanor brought joy to many. While in the hospital, he would entertain nurses by singing songs from his favorite cartoon movies. Then Chris would walk down the hall to visit friends and encourage them in their own recoveries.

But as he's grown and become more aware of the differences between himself and others, Chris has struggled to stay positive. The medical regimen required to keep him alive and relatively healthy is very tiresome. He doesn't know anyone else with the same conditions and has always felt tremendously isolated.

Now in his mid-twenties, he is feeling desolate because he is still living at home and isn't able to have a "normal" life like others. He longs for a romantic relationship but doesn't believe anyone could want him or love him because of his conditions and the resulting physical limitations. Recently, he confided to my mother–his grandmother–that he is so lonely that life doesn't feel worth living.”

Please join us in spreading cheer + hope to Chris as he struggles with believing he is valuable.

PLEASE MAIL ALL LOVE LETTERS BY DECEMBER 20 TO:

Chris’s bundle

℅ Angie A.

9617 Great Hills Trail

Apt #1235

Austin, TX 78759

USA