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Dying 6-Year-Old Girl Gets Thousands Of Christmas Cards Thanks To Facebook

Doctors told Addie Fausett that she has less than a year to live — and now people from all over the world are making sure she has an unforgettable Christmas.

Posted on December 8, 2014, at 11:28 a.m. ET

Addie Fausett is a 6-year-old girl from Fountain Green, Utah.

AP Photo/KSL-TV via Deseret News, Sam Penrod

She’s been suffering from an undiagnosed illness that’s causing cerebral atrophy. Doctors say she has less than a year to live.

AP Photo/KSL-TV via Deseret News, Sam Pendrod

Addie’s grandmother came up with the idea of asking people from all over the world to send her Christmas cards.

AP Photo/KSL-TV via Deseret News, Sam Penrod

"Grandma just wanted to be able to tell Addie she has a lot of friends," Addie's mother, Tami Fausett, told local reporters. "My mom wanted Addie to think she was really loved. It worked."

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The Fausetts asked Facebook for help and, boy, did Facebook come through. They’re now getting Christmas cards by the thousands from all over the world.

AP Photo/KSL-TV via Deseret News, Sam Penrod

"A card doesn't seem like a lot, but to Addie it is so much. It is amazing,” Tami told reporters.

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