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Dying Utah girl gets flood of mail after wishing for a friend
Dying Utah girl gets flood of mail after wishing for a friend

For months now, Addie Lynn Fausett has been a little girl without friends. It’s not her fault: The 6-year-old from rural Utah suffers from a worsening brain disease that robs her of her free will, causing her to lash out — scratching, biting and pulling the hair of neighborhood children. Her mother has found her eating glass and palming a hot stove, so she now keeps Addie close. The girl wants a best friend forever. But time is running out. Doctors now say her extensive cerebral atrophy means Addie, whose weight has dropped to 25 pounds, has perhaps only another year to live. So at Thanksgiving, her grandmother hatched an idea: Use Facebook to appeal to the outside world to...

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