Lexington 9-year-old sends dozens of Christmas cards to Utah girl with terminal brain disorder

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LEXINGTON, N.C. -- Earlier this week, 9-year-old Abby Ward packed up hundreds of Christmas cards to send across the country to a little girl she will likely never meet, in a place she’s never been.

“I want her to feel happy and excited,” Abby said.

Last week, Abby saw a story on the news that touched her heart about a little girl from Utah named Addie Fausett. Addie has a rare brain disorder and doctors have told her family that this Christmas will likely be her last.

“I saw her mom saying that she can’t play with other kids so she thought if everybody sent Addie a Christmas card, then Addie could say all of them are her best friends,” Abby said.

With the help of her mom, Abby got her school Southmont Elementary in Davidson County on board to make cards for Addie.

“We always tried to encourage her to give,” Abby’s mom Angie Ward said. “She’s wise beyond her years.”