Dying girl receives hundreds of Christmas cards

(KTIV) A family in Hawarden, Iowa has one last wish for their sick daughter. They’re hoping to make the holidays a bit brighter for 4-year-old Alexis.

Everyone loves receiving Christmas cards.

The Van Bochove’s receive hundreds of them every day.

“We received 209 of them yesterday,” says Amanda Van Bochove, Alexis’ mother.

The cards offer Alexis favorite tunes, movie characters, and special notes. Many are handmade and decorate the living room. It’s one of the only things that brings a smile to Alexis’ face, which is swollen from medication and fluid.

“We love to see her smile. We don’t get that very often with her anymore,” says Casey, Alexis’ father.

Because this is Alexis’ last Christmas. She has just weeks, if not days, before a rare form of brain cancer ends her short life.

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