Letter to the Editor

Student needs help with wish

Sunday, April 24, 2011

Editor's Note: A Carbon resident e-mailed this letter to The Brazil Times. Let's all take time to help out if we can).

To the Editor:

I'm sure you have heard about Mercedes Compton and her serious case of Leukemia.

She only has 7-10 days left to live and she has one last wish. Her wish is to meet Ellen Degeneres before it's too late.

There is an event on Facebook telling people to send Ellen letters about Mercedes and many people are trying their very best to get people to help out and send Ellen letters so she will come out to Indiana and meet Mercedes.

I would be much appreciated if you would do all you can to help, too. I want to make Mercedes' last wish come true and I'm going to do all I can.

If you go to www.ellen.warnerbros.com, and send Ellen a letter asking her to come out and meet Mercedes, I would be very thankful and I'm sure a lot of other people will, too.

Even if you mention it in the newspaper, it would be a big help because, we need all the help we can get to inspire Ellen to come out.

I am 14-years-old and in the eighth-grade (same as Mercedes).

I really hope this letter inspired you to help Mercedes.

Thank you.

(Link to Facebook event: www.facebook.com/home.php#!/event.php?eid=197523160285321)

Rachel Bell,