In October, doctors informed the family of a 4-year-old Wisconsin girl that she had terminal brain cancer and likely only had six weeks to live. A family friend wants to surprise Delaney on her fifth birthday by collecting greeting cards from the local community.
In October, doctors notified the family of a 4-year-old girl from Pewaukee that she had terminal brain cancer and likely only had six weeks to live.
“When it happens, your heart stops beating for a short while. Everything halts. You forget to breathe and focus on trying to make sense of everything. She’s four years old, right?” says Heather Krings about her daughter, Delaney.
Her loved ones are making every effort to make her last birthday memorable.
“She was a source of hope and beauty for all those around her. This is exactly why we consider her an angel sent to protect us.” Heather Krings stated, “And it seems she’s being summoned elsewhere to fulfill her angel duties.”
Delaney is being cared for by her dad at the Children’s Hospital. Both of her parents take turns staying with her.
She is doing that until she receives hospice care at home next week.
“You can’t tell a child that they don’t have too long left in their lives.” Heather Krings concluded, “So she knows she has to go to the hospital periodically due to the pain in her head,” which she experiences due to her illness.
Delaney’s 16th birthday is December 16, and her family is going all out to make it special.
A family friend wants to surprise Delaney on her fifth birthday by collecting greeting cards from the local community.
One of their goals is to acquire a “card,” from every continent.
According to her mother’s report on WISN 12 News, they have made great progress and are receiving congratulations cards from all around the world, including the United Kingdom. They’re holding out for a postcard from the South Pole.
“We track the locations of where the birthday cards are coming from on a map, so she is loved by people all around the world. Also, this thing has gone public. Heather Krings estimated that 400 greeting cards would be coming through mail everyday.”
They want Delaney to enjoy life and laugh for as long as possible, and they intend to do just that.
“As long as she is aware of the situation, she can still laugh, hear, see, know, and remember us. You can’t pay attention to that clock; why are we even here? The most productive use of the remaining time that we have available,” as Heather Krings said.
The Krings family has a GoFundMe page set up for them to receive donations.
Their Address is:
C/O Shorewest Realtors
1296 Summit Ave.
Oconomowoc, WI 53066