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Letter to the Editor
Monday, Feb. 4, 2013, 9:00 p.m.
 

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Re. the article “One day at a time,” about Addison Sinnamond, the little girl from Apollo with a fatal disorder: I found your story to be offensive because it was not about Addi; it was all about the horrible disease.

The story should've focused more on this beautiful, strong, wonderful little girl and all the things she can do, not just the things she can't do anymore.

Why did the article have to say she is going to die? It could have been worded so much better. The doctor stating that should have been more empathetic. Addi's family and friends know she is going to die, but those words hurt a lot.

Addi's disease, metachromatic leukodystrophy, needs to be brought to the forefront and people should know about it. But how about focusing on this incredible little fighter? There are so many things she can't do anymore — walk, talk, see — but she is still alert. She still laughs. She still smiles. She still has the ability to love those around her.

This article needed some positive aspects of Addison.

Tracy Ferrero

Minneapolis

The writer is an Apollo native.

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