Life-Saving Letters | Ep. 6

Life-Saving Letters | Ep. 6

[Music] January 2017 we had gone to watch one of my nephew’s play basketball le was running up and down the court at halftime playing with the other little girls running up and down the bleachers and we go to bed that night everything was just normal but around 10 o’clock she woke up telling me that her legs were hurting and I thought well she was running a lot tonight but just tired and she’s always been a very healthy child she was never really much of a crier because she’s always around boys and always had to be tough but she was continuing to hurt I had tried everything I had massages her legs, ice, heat at 3 a.m. she looked at me and she said mommy please help me so I did I put her in the car and I took her to the Children’s Hospital they took her straight back and the doctor did some tests the ER doctor he came in he talked to me and he said her x-ray looks great her blood work looks normal however I don’t want you to leave yet he said there’s two more tests and I’m waiting on that aren’t back and at 8:30 a new doctor comes in and that’s when he told us all the tests were highly suspicious for leukemia that was the worst moment of my love Ellie crawls up in my lap she put her hands on my face and she said breathe mommy breathe two days later they send us to Memphis at St. Jude you know when we got here she says mom I am mad at you and I said why are you mad at me and she said well you’ve taken me to the hospital where kids have cancer so she asked me she said “mom do I have cancer?” and I wasn’t gonna lie to her I said that’s what the doctors think and that’s why we’re here she just said mom I don’t want to be a cancer person so I just felt there and held her and just told her it was gonna be okay a few days later we got some unexpected news when Ellee had her bone marrow biopsy and some other testing done it moved Ellee from a low risk category to a high risk I wasn’t prepared for that at all you have a million questions going through your mind at that point but your biggest question is is my little girl gonna be okay please God don’t take her you know that was just the beginning of her battle Ellee’s treatment it is pretty intense you know I think about the medicine that my child has had and it is more than the majority of people take in a lifetime but she just amazes me every day with how strong she is she’s my hero and she’s a blessing to us but she misses doing things that she used to do we tried to find things for her to look forward to even though she felt so ill the thing that seemed to bring her the most joy every day was a trip to mail room so that became part of our daily routine to see does Ellie have mail she got mail from all over the United States I still don’t know who some of the people were who sent her just a card that says stay strong brave girl we’re so proud of you and we read every card she has ever gotten the mail brightened her day not only did it comfort her but it was a huge comfort to me and her father just to know that we had that many people who loved her, were thinking about her we would never have enough time to thank them I know that my baby will never stop this is only going to make her stronger I know that she will tackle anything in her future but I do think St. Jude they are giving her a future we’ll never be able to repay St. Jude for what they’ve done to allow me to be with her every day I don’t have to worry about paying those medical bills at the end of this cause all I need to worry about is focusing on her that’s all I want to do is just to make sure she’s okay she’s comfortable and for that I’m forever grateful [Music]

68 thoughts on “Life-Saving Letters | Ep. 6

  1. this scam is more about St. Jude than Ellee…..Way to use a story to advertise your hospital…doesn't sit well with me….If this was an ad that was honest and upfront about what St. Jude provides I would have no problem….but you're trying to circumvent the process with stories that may or may not be true.

  2. Bless you beautiful Elle. I pray that the illness leaves you and one day you are completely healed. God please give this family strength and blessings to continue their journey.

  3. Hmm…..just better know that there better not be any stolen or used dna cells not authorized for research or burn that hospital to the ground just sayin..there was never no consent.. Stem cell research and liposuction abortions where are cells going saw on you tube scientist doing forced attachments to bodies also placentas where do tthey go? Dna thieves fuck yo kids bitches they don't belong to the bodies that didn't birth them ….scientist think they are owners of bodies fuck America and the Jennifer writing this comment doesn't give a fuck or care about your witch descendent kidsand of dna of the Jennifer writing this comment is in any of you witches put it there other than children had and the number is not alot…don't want no connections to no body not birthed through the womb of the jennifer writing this comment bitches witches or whomever else… ..Depopulate

  4. Incredibly moving. Power of empathy, community, and a mission-driven hospital. Thank you. First 5-minute commercial I've watched in my life.

  5. I am sick of this ad I've had it come on for me about 25 times!~ its starting to give me headaches
    ; – ; When ever im going on frigin songs to get me upbeat thi sebfhfroerhgewfejfbwjgkb
    I feel bad for the kids but WHyYYY
    LIKe EVEry SInGLE vIdeO I WaTCh DANGIT!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  6. Elle got to sign to a college basketball team and my girlfriend was on that team. I remember the day I was sitting at work and my girlfriend texted me and said elles mom sent them a text message that said her cans after her last round of chemo came back and they couldn’t see anymore cancer. It was the most beautiful moment. We still get pictures of her and she made my girlfriend some pictures and a bracelet. We still get so excited when we see how full her hair has grown back, how strong she’s gotten, and the miracle she is💕🥰

  7. Dear Ellee,
    if you read this in the end,here's something for you to know.
    You are really strong and brave. You should also know that people all around the country really care about you.
    We all do.
    P.S. Keep visiting for mail!

  8. If I see this fucking ad again I'll never donate to this damn organization. Fifty fucking times in a damn day.

  9. Dear Ellie hope all is well but for YouTube for the love of God this ad has been continually spammed after every single song I put in the middle of my workout. Please stop giving me a 5 minute ad every 2-3 minutes.

  10. One day my sister and my aunt and I were watching my little cousin who around the time was about 4 he said his legs were hurting my aunt said maybe we could walk it off my cousin said no so my aunt massaged his leg then he was fine but later that day we had a very big party but my cousin was screaming and crying in the living room and was saying he felt sick. So later on when summer ended fall came and that’s when we figured out my little 4 year old man had cancer. His Parents went through many rough times and my cousin would have to take steroids to make him feel better. Every other week are parents gave us a chat about how our cousin would be a little rough because if his steroids. 2 years have passed now and now my little cousin goes to kinder garden and he will be moving up to 1st grade now. He is a very healthy and happy kid now and he has beat cancer

  11. Dear Ellee

    I hope if you see this you know that you have been so lucky that you didn't die and you have a strong heart. God loves you and everyone will support you. I saw this on an ad and right when it started I searched it up to say this to you. Keep dreaming! It is totally okay to cry through the pain. Me, lots of the viewers, your family and friends are praying for you. Dream big! If you hit rock bottom, you can only go up. Pain is a part of life, and it will end. It might come back but let's just be positive.

    XOXO, Unicornio

  12. I feel so bad for Ellee; however, having this ad on every video I watch does this girl an injustice. Prayers for this sweet little angel.

  13. Sad stuff. I sent them Money my Mom used to send to them… Gets me mad when you see all of these drugs out there are they really looking for a cure for cancer or what.. I have lost 6 friends in the last 10 years. This is just nuts.. Something else out there is giving people cancer.. The junk they put in our food I am not surprised..

  14. Forbes: St. Jude [is] among the least efficient [charities] due to a combination of overhead and not-low fundraising costs.

  15. On February 13, 2007 my wife passed away doe to an overdosed on pain medication. When my work asked me if I wanted them to donate flowers for her funeral I said that I would prefer that they give a donation to St Judes because to me flowers are nice but I wanted their money to go to a better use than use them on flowers as I felt that buying flowers was a waste of money. I wanted that money to go towards a very good use and who knows maybe it helped to save a life as that meant more to me than anything else. May God give these precious children the strength to fight the cancer and beat it and may He give us the cure so that no other children or anyone else has to die because of cancer.

  16. Chemicals cause cancer. They don't get rid of it. Shame of you all for not taking a holistic approach to curing children. God sits on his throne and see's your evil deeds.

    Everyone needs to eat clean, remove chemicals, remove over-the-counter and persceiption medications, watch Dr Sebi, watch the University of California lecture on health aging (search Health Wealthy Aging University of California into the search bar) to learn about how animal protein is unhealthy (especially red meat), and seek out mentors on YouTube who are some of the brightest minds in the world. Chemicals are the problem, not the solution.

    Processed food is not food and is dangerous. There is a UK study from the last 5 years that shows more than half of cancer patients dieing from chemo, not cancer. A US study from the last 5 years that shows chemo spreads cancer to previously unaffected organs through the bloodstream, and also increases severity of flares. Learn, study, research, and grow. Don't believe the evil institutions backed by indoctrination and corrupted money. God bless folks.

  17. Cancer and disease are curable by a holistic approach and clean eating. Don't listen to people who are not awoke.

    Dr. Sebi already found the cure. You all need to realize these morbid institutions that push chemicals on children and others are monstrous and evil. No one has to suffer through treatments like I did as a child. Cut out the processed food, the fast food, the additives and preservatives, buy natural products from Health Food Stores (shampoos, soaps, products) that aren't riddled with dangerous chemicals. Eat non-GMO, spread knowledge and stop perpetuating misinformation that chemotherapy is ever a wise approach. These drug companies and people who work at them will have their time at the Gates of Heaven and it's up to him if you enter with your disgusting and vile past actions upon youth in your worship for Science. We had everything we ever needed. Humans creating new chemicals and drugs is not the answer. This is shameful on so many levels.

  18. Get the diseased/cancer dog out of my home. Set on cautch all day while my family is being destroyed quantumly. When I find you I kill you. Dog 💘

  19. just a heads up.. cancer treatment causes more fatalities than cancer itself. it used to be normal for people to live and die with cancer. die with cancer,. that is not from cancer… If you love your children, leave america so they don't force you to poison your kids. I survived the worst and they can too!!!

    in america, doctors keep 6% of of whats spent on medications for chemotherapy. That comes out to roughly 40 grand in commission per every patient. This country has exploited our young and old alike. the studies are available, please educate yourself!!!

    The banks that pay for these hospitals to exist are subsidized, they are compensated by insurance companies, don't believe they are doing this from the heart. Its capitalism at work, and its claiming lives.

  20. This was an add on a | X Factor video that I was watching, and I had to find it. Both of my grandmother's lost the battle with cancer not long after being diagnosed. I hope and pray every night that God will place his hands on each and everyone of theses sweet souls and heal them. I hope that soon she and all the other boy's and girls who are fighting, will be able to do what they love, and to be kids again <3 God bless

  21. holy fuck this thing is annoying 5 god damn minutes. i'm in the shower and instead of music or a 15 second ad i'm treated to this pile

  22. I saw this ad while I was drunk and I remember screaming, "HOW IS HER BLOOD WORK NORMAL IF SHE HAS LEUKEMIA???" , leukemia by definition causing your body to make excessive white blood cells.

  23. U are such a BEAUTIFUL little girl,I am glad u are at St.Judes.This hospital is the BEST,and hope u are well in no time!! I have an illness called lupus&on a bad day for me….this is what I needed,to see your strength!! I have children,grandchildren&great grandchildren,I am 62.i will try&send u a card,Love to you&family, Beth💖

  24. Mommy: Mia was a sweet little girl she was always nice to her friends but at night my mom and bro kicked her out of the house so that my story at noon Mia wasn't going to the bathroom so I took her to the Children Hospital and the dr. Said she is ok but she needs medication At 3:am She looked at me and She said Mommy Please Help Me so she was cold so I gave her a blankets.


  26. I lost a good friend to non-hodgkin's lymphoma back on May 3, 2019. She was 23 years-old. She had just got married back in the fall of 2018. She was looking forward to becoming a mother and alot of other things. Why can't the bad people suffer and the good people stay with us? She was also a sign language interpreter. She was also a big Taco Bell nut, too.

  27. I will never give to St. Jude and it's not because I'm heartless. I really do feel sorry for these kids however most of the proceeds go to the CEO to make him or her richer. I don't fall for these things. St. Jude has been around way before I was born. And I'm almost middle age. Cancer should have a cure by now. Fuck the CEO and his or her greed.

  28. I also did not skip this add because you see it sound like my life My 5 year old also told me her wrist hurt took her for Xray said nothing wrong then one night she said my leg hurts for 3 weeks i took her 7 times to her doctor's office seen 3 different doctors the next morning after she said my leg hurts she passed away it was the local coroner 9 weeks later that told us she had leukemia all he could say is they feel she had AML . Now i ask myself what would i have done if she would have asked me mommy am i going to die how could i have looked into her eyes and answer this! so this story I say stay strong live long Elle many many prayers for you

  29. I would like to thank every single person who helps those beautiful and amazing kid's.. May God bless you all… From the bottom of my ❤.

  30. You guys should partner with Phoenix Children's Hospital Children's Hospital of Wisconsin and children Hospital Colorado

  31. I m glad to be a donor so all the family memebers can be with there love ones and no worries about bills GOD BLESS  ST.JUDE AND ALL THE DONORS  to make this happen…lost my mother to cancer……..

  32. I am a facilities maintenance tech, with many years of experience in hospital maintenance, remodeling and construction, it would be a dream come true for me if I could work at this hospital, to work at a place where you can be proud to work at and where you feel like you and the organization are actually making a real difference in people's lives and not just a slogan or mission statement on a wall or piece of paper.

  33. Dear Ellee,
    You are such a strong little girl, I know Mommy and Daddy and your puppy and your brother and your whole family love you so much because of how strong you are, always continue to be strong, and keep being happy! God bless😘,
    Love Deenah.❤️💕

  34. First ad I’ve ever sat all the way through. Time to start donating. Hope this fantastic little girl is all better. Had me tearing up, and that don’t happen.

  35. You know when a 5 year old being taken care of doctors and on 24 hour care AND pain medicine tries to tell an adult about the pains in life. Give me a break

  36. When Danny Thomas could not find work he was at his last hope he prayed to St Jude and God and asked for a miracle and he said if work I will build a hospital .after he prayed he got his 1st big hit and went on to be a great actor and St Jude hospital was born from Danny Thomas ❤️

  37. Hey yall im an inventor trying to create an app that pays people to look for Amber or Missing childrens alerts to get 100s of people involved instead of only a couple. End cancer and child obduction..❤🙏💯.

  38. I think Ellee could be better cured with natural nutrition and avoiding all the meds and treatments. Our society now is too geared toward making people sick with fake foods and keeping them sick. I work in a hospital part time and the food they make in the cafeteria is horrific and offers virtually no nutrition or health giving benefits

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