Girl with inoperable brain tumor wants to receive letters from your dog

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Wisconsin girl, 7, with inoperable brain tumor wants to receive letters from your dog


MILWAUKEE, Wis. (WTVO) - A 7-year-old girl from Milwaukee who was diagnosed with an inoperable brain tumor wants to receive letters from dogs.

Emma Mertens has received more than 50,000 letters so far, according to "Good Morning America."

"If you knew Emma, she's the most kind, big-hearted girl," Emma's father, Geoff Mertens told "Good Morning America." "To see so many people take a few minutes out of their day to put a smile on her face is overwhelming."

If you'd like to send Emma a letter from your dog, write to:

Emma Mertens
P.O. Box 230
Hartland, WI 53029

Emma has a GoFundMe account if anyone would like to donate to help her family with medical bills.
 
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I forgot about this post until a few minutes ago. Emma passed away last November. Apparently it was photos of dogs not letters from dogs. That makes more sense.

Memorial service to be held for Emma Mertens in Pewaukee on Saturday, Nov. 23
8-year-old Emma Mertens died on Sunday, Nov. 17 from a rare brain tumor. After her diagnosis when she was 7 years old, she had one request — to receive photos of dogs. That request caught the attention of literally the entire world. She received more than 75,000 letters from all 50 states and dozens of countries.
 
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