The following letter requests were hand-picked by our team. You have until the listed deadline to read the stories, script a few letters, and drop them in the mailbox for the listed addresses below. At the time of deadline, all the love letters will be bundled up and delivered, topped with a note from the MLL team. We sincerely hope you'll script beside us. 

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PATRICK

We received a request from Patrick’s wife for her husband during an incredibly trying time in their lives. She wrote:

“Over ten years ago, I was diagnosed with a rare form of melanoma that began in my eye and has since spread to the rest of my body. I was young when I began dying, only twenty-six. Now, I will celebrate my 38th birthday while lying in the hospital bed my husband has placed in the corner of our bedroom.

It would have been a perfect spot for a crib, had we met years earlier when he was younger and I was healthier. But now it’s the place I go when the tumors in my neck and surrounding my heart make it impossible to sleep flat in our shared bed. I slide away from him and hook myself up to the oxygen tank and sleep sitting up.

We haven’t been married long, barely three years. But sometimes it takes awhile to find your soulmate. It’s a tricky thing to fall in love when you’re supposed to be dying. It is not easy to find someone strong enough to love you when he knows for certain you will soon break his heart by leaving. But Patrick does love me. He loves me big. He loves me the way everyone hopes they will one day be loved.

And his heart–his big, generous, kind, lovely heart–is about to be broken. I will be lucky to live to our third wedding anniversary.

Knowing this makes dying that much more painful. Hospice has all kinds of drugs, but nothing to help with that kind of pain.

So please, write him love letters for me. Tell him stories about when you fell in love. Tell him stories about the beautiful things and people in your life. Tell him he is not alone. Tell him I love him.”

Please write to Patrick with us. Tell him about the beautiful things.
 

PLEASE SEND ALL LOVE LETTERS TO : 

Patrick’s bundle

℅ Sarah D.

299 Sherwood Ave

Staunton, VA 24401

USA

PLEASE POSTMARK ALL LOVE LETTERS BY MAY 29, 2017


LEAH

We received a request for a bundle of letters for Leah as she faces a difficult season in life:

“It has been a rough year for my chosen family. My (unofficially) adopted moms–Katie and Leah–have suffered through hardship after hardship. From death to depression to bad medication to in-patient therapy to more death, Katie and Leah seem to have faced it all. They are both amazing because they choose to fight for each other every day. People perceive them as what, especially in the LBGTQ+ community, we cherish and put on a pedestal to the point of forgetting their humanity: the perfect couple, a success story for baby queers everywhere. But they are human. And they are struggling. And they need to be reminded that this world is worth choosing and fighting for every day.

I am requesting letters for Leah because throughout all of this year she has been suffering silently, while Katie has been very public in her recovery process. I want to lift Leah up and validate that she has been through terrible things this year. I want to remind her that there are beautiful, loving people in the world. Her weary little heart needs some love, y'all. The last time I spoke with her she told me she felt as though she was slowly unraveling, but couldn't ask for help because she was so involved as a support system for others. She gives and gives and gives and, for once, I'd like the world to return the favor.”

Grab your pens + join us in reminding Leah that this world needs her here! Let’s spread our More Love Letters joy by sending her all the self-care tips, encouraging quotes, and support that we can!
 

PLEASE SEND ALL LOVE LETTERS TO : 

Leah’s bundle

℅ Leila C.

1803 Dancing Fox Road   

Decatur, GA 30032

USA

PLEASE POSTMARK ALL LOVE LETTERS BY May 29, 2017


JOSHUA

Joshua’s coworker and best friend reached out to us to request a bundle for him and share how deserving he is: “Joshua grew up in foster care and lived in thirty-three different foster homes. He constantly needed various surgeries as a result of abuse he received from some of these foster homes. He was also homeless in his youth in Portland. Now though, he works with me at Big Brothers Big Sisters where he gives back to his community by helping youth find mentors. In his personal time, he runs a nonprofit, called Operation Meals that Heal, where he takes food and goodie bags to homeless individuals in Portland. Joshua is the most beautiful soul I have ever been blessed to meet. I consider him my very best friend and he cares so much about others, but he often feels like he could be doing more for others. I would like to show him that he is appreciated and loved very much.”

Grab your pens + join us in thanking Joshua for loving so well and reminding him that he is loved as well!
 

PLEASE SEND ALL LOVE LETTERS TO : 

Joshua’s bundle

℅ Shay F.

3829 SE Washington St Apt. A

Portland, OR 97214

USA

PLEASE POSTMARK ALL LOVE LETTERS BY May 29, 2017


LIV

Liv has not had the easiest life and is currently struggling. We received the following request in her name: “Liv has had a hard life to say the least, she experienced hurt as a child that she should never have had to. I can't share private things that Liv wishes to keep to herself, because many of the things she has struggled with are extremely hard to accept. However, what I can say is that Liv has known abandonment from people who are supposed to love you forever, pain from people who swore to protect you, and abuse from so called friends. She is no stranger to depression, anxiety, and trauma but the worst thing is that these monsters have told my beautiful, loving Liv that she isn't worthy of love or help. More than anything, she feels alone, so I'm asking you to help Liv believe that she is loved, that people can really care about her. She really needs your letters, now more than ever, because no one deserves to believe the are truly unworthy of love.”

Join us in penning words of encouragement + hope to Liv!
 

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Liv’s bundle

℅ Izzy S.

Marlborough College

Marlborough

Wiltshire

SN8 1PA

UK

PLEASE POSTMARK ALL LOVE LETTERS BY MAY 29, 2017


SANJ

Sanj’s supervisor reached out to us and requested a love letter bundle for her. She shared:

“Sanj is such a compassionate and caring individual. I have known Sanj for three years now and have had the pleasure of working with her directly these last few months. Sanj is from Sri Lanka and hasn't been home in over a year. She probably won't get to go back home for another seven months, and even then that is not for sure. She is such a strong individual, but has had a lot of heartbreak these last few months. She recently lost a dear friend back home and she lost her dog of ten years. She never got to say goodbye to either of them. I saw her this morning and asked how she was, and I could tell she was hurting. I decided to give her a love letter telling her I was there for her, and afterwards she came into my office almost immediately.  Sanj is not often vulnerable, but she shared that this was the worst day of her life so far and how hard it was to be away from home. She deserves to know she is not alone.”

Grab your pens + join us in encouraging Sanj as she stands in the face of loneliness and grief.
 

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Sanj’s bundle

℅ Susan P.

309 Geoffroy Hall

2152 Lincoln Way

Ames, IA 50013

PLEASE POSTMARK ALL LOVE LETTERS BY MAY 29, 2017