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7-Year-Old With Inoperable Tumor Wants Letters From Dogs

Posted at 10:21 AM, Feb 28, 2019
and last updated 2019-02-28 10:26:06-05

MILWAUKEE (WLWT)– A 7-year-old with an inoperable brain tumor wants to receive letters from dogs. So far, she’s received nearly 50,000.

Emma Mertens is a big dog lover. She’s also a fighter and has been battling a diffuse intrinsic pontine glioma (DIPG), a rare and inoperable tumor. Her family, who posted multiple photos of her with dogs on a crowdsourcing site, say she wants nothing more than letters from dogs to brighten her days during her treatments.

If you’re the owner of an adorable puppy, you can send a letter from your dog to Emma Mertens.

The letters can be sent to:

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

Please click here to help her family with medical expenses.