Elyse, 27 years old

Name: Elyse, 27 years old
Submitted by: Her best friend
Location: Atlanta, GA
What's going on?: Elyse is like sunshine personified. She's currently in grad school and struggling with extreme food allergies and a host of other medical issues. Keeping up with school work, life, and managing her health have been challenging!
What do you love most about this girl?: She loves everyone, she is so kind and endearing. She works hard to include others in all situations!

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Letters Needed: 5

Shelby, 26 years old

Name: Shelby, 26 years old
Submitted by: Herself
Location: Aberdeen, MS
What's going on?: I would never have thought of adding myself, but I felt like it was time to request. I need some motivation to get where I need to go. My mind is clouded with misjudgments of myself. I want to do so many things, but can’t get past the barriers of seeing myself as useless, worthless, and overweight. I just got married, moved to a new place (In Laws), but I’m stressed financially, physically, and emotionally.
What do you love most about this girl?: What I love about myself? I do feel like I’m genuine with words and I truly care about people.

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Letters Needed: 6

Rylee, 13 years old

Name: Rylee, 13 years old
Submitted by: Her older sister
Location: Independence, MO
What's going on?: Rylee recently found out about a traumatic situation that happened with her twin sister and herself. Because if this, she has started struggling with depression and self-image issues.
What do you love most about this girl?: Rylee always puts others before herself. She cares for others with an intense passion. She needs to know others care about her just as much.
Anything else you want to tell us? I am a letter writer and I love knowing my letters make a difference. I want my sister to feel the love from these writers!

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Letters Needed: 11

Kelsey, 30 years old

Name: Kelsey, 30 years old
Submitted by: Her sister
Location: Woodstock, GA
What's going on?: Kelsey has been trying to have a baby for the past year and a half. She has had five unexplained miscarriages, and doctors haven't been able to give her any guidance or explanation. She and her husband have been married for four years, and they are so ready to start a family. I know they will be great parents.
What do you love most about this girl?: Kelsey is a great sister! She is so much fun to be around. She is very sweet and thoughtful, and she's always there to help others when they are sick or in need.

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Letters Needed: 4

Jaleesa, 16 years old

Name: Jaleesa, 16 years old
Submitted by: Her god sister
Location: Nazareth, PA
What's going on?: Jaleesa is an amazing kid! She attends a private high school; she's a great student and student athlete. She is dealing with lots of anxiety right now due to her honors and AP classes as well as practices and games for her school's basketball team. She loves God dearly and is unashamed to live in a way that pleases and honors Him!
What do you love most about this girl?: I love that Jaleesa is kind, has a beautiful heart, loves hard, is hilarious. She is a great big sister to Gabby. Jaleesa is well rounded and super respectful. She is part of a mentoring program at our church and I believe that she is a beautiful example to those who are younger AND older than her. She is mature for her age.
Anything else you want to tell us? I don't know when the letters will be sent out, but she turns 17 on March 23rd. Please include Scriptures and feel free to mention God, Jesus and Holy Spirit! Jaleesa is a Christian and this will encourage her heart! Her favorite color is teal and she loves zebra print and Paris.

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Letters Needed: 5

Tori, 26 years old

Name: Tori, 26 years old
Submitted by: A friend
Location: Gainesville, GA
What's going on?: She recently split up with her husband. It was an extremely toxic marriage and both she and her husband have battled with addiction. Her husband tells her that she is not worthy to be loved by anyone else, and she believes him.
What do you love most about this girl?: She is a very sweet women and she does her best to help others even if she doesn’t have the means. She also used to be so funny and has lost her spark. I would love for her to be her fun and spunky self again.

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Letters Needed: 8

Maddie, 19 years old

Name: Maddie, 19 years old
Submitted by: Her mother
Location: Pawley’s Island, GA
What's going on?: She is an amazing sophomore in college. She struggles with body image and believes that she needs to lose weight. She volunteers her time with Young Life and is compassionate, loving and giving. Self esteem is her hardest battle with anxiety at times.
What do you love most about this girl?: She is always in a good mood, happy and joyful. She is a giver of her time and resources to further the kingdom. She’s an action girl always and loves to be busy.
Anything else you want to tell us? She loves to serve when she is home she volunteers at the youth group loving on the teens of today. She truly is an amazing girl.

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Letters Needed: 7

Ro, 30 year olds

Name: Ro, 30 years old
Submitted by: Her sister
Location: Gaithersburg, MD
What's going on?: She is in the army. In the past year she’s gone through a divorce, a major more, and cancer. She’s been short on cash and is in lots of pain from having surgery. She also suffers from PTSD.
What do you love most about this girl?: What I love most is her smile, she’s really silly and goofy too.
Anything else you want to tell us? She’s my twin sister.

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Letters Needed: 11

Haylie, 17 years old

Name: Haylie, 17 years old
Submitted by: Her sister
Location: Clifton Park, NY
What's going on?: My little sister is going through so much right now. She is in her last year of high school and trying to do her best with grades and staying on top of her school work, while working at her job to support herself already. My parents divorced when she was young and my mother just recently lost their house so she is bouncing back and forth between friends houses. She has had a very on and off relationship with our father which I know has devastated her. She never feels like she is good enough and I’d love for her to know that she is loved.
What do you love most about this girl?: She is the funniest and most caring girl I know! I may be biased because I’m her older sister, but she cares so much for her friends and family! Even though she struggles with anxiety, I’m so proud of how much she has come out of her shell this last year and continues to shine like the star I know she is!
Anything else you want to tell us? She is my best friend and I love her dearly! Any words of encouragement about her upcoming graduation from high school would also be fantastic as she’s currently on the fence about going to college or continuing to just work based off of everything going on.

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Letters Needed: 6

Alisa, 29 years old

Name: Alisa, 29 years old
Submitted by: A friend
Location: Berwyn, IL
What's going on?: She is living away from home for work. She is unhappy with her job and is going through severe depression and consequent weight gain.
What do you love most about this girl?: She is a beautiful, happy and empowering. She is stoing and very supportive to other women, but forgets herself sometimes.

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Letters Needed: 7

Ana, 30 years old

Name: Ana, 30 year old
Submitted by: An employee
Location: Allentown, PA
What's going on?: My manager and friend Ana is currently feeling hopeless. She was with her husband for 12 years, then he cheated and within 2 months of leaving her, he bought a new house with his mistress and is helping raise her 2 kids. Meanwhile, he left his own 5-year- old daughter, Penelope behind with Ana in their house that he no longer pays for. He sees Penelope every other weekend and once during the week, but he makes no effort to connect with her, barely paying child support. Penelope is having a really hard time focusing in school and it's overwhelming for Ana. She tries her best to be a newly single parent, but within the last year and a half since her ex left her car has been keyed twice, her ex-husbands girlfriend has tried to fight her, she's been in 3 car accidents, her oven stopped working, her car just got broken into and they stole the $500 she had to pay her child custody lawyer, and her furnace just broke today as well. I don't understand why these things keep happening to her, but she is at a point where she is ready to give up. I know she struggles daily with the fact that she can't keep her head above water and she is really upset about how everything is affecting her daughter. Since the moment she was born, Penelope has been Ana's entire life. She lives for her daughter, and she would do anything for her. I would just like her to know that she is doing an amazing job with Penelope and as for everything else that keeps happening to her, she just has to keep being strong and she will make it through. She is a Christian and I am not so it's hard for me to relate to her on that level but I would love for others to pray for her. She would appreciate that. She's a tough woman and I admire her and I know her daughter does too.
What do you love most about this girl?: She's a great mother. Great boss. Great friend. Great coworker. She is stronger than she realizes. She always puts other people before herself.
Anything else you want to tell us? She is really struggling and I want to make her smile again.

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Letters Needed: 6

Celeste, 19 years old

Name: Celeste, 19 years old
Submitted by: A good friend
Location: Orem, UT
What's going on?: Celeste has been struggling and believing the lie that she she is ugly and too fat. Her counselor said she wasn’t quite to the point of an eating disorder, but she has eating problems. She’s an angel on earth who struggles to see exactly how beautiful she really is. Some days she can see it, and those days I feel like I see the real Celeste. Other days when she doesn’t see it she pulls away from me and other friends. She’s making great strides in improving, but it’s a huge task and she needs support and prayers to get over this.
What do you love most about this girl?: She’s so thoughtful of others. She did ballet for 13 years before an injury/surgery made her stop. She’s a beautiful dancer and very graceful. She just makes people happy when she’s nearby. She’s incredibly dedicated and a hard worker. Especially at school. She was already projected to finish her degree really early, and then she decided to double major. Even with the double major she’ll finish have both bachelor’s degrees within four years. She’s really good with kids.
She’s just an angel on earth who always makes my day.
Anything else you want to tell us? She is religious if that makes any difference. She’s a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints.
Thank you so much for doing this. It’s such an amazing project to do to serve others.

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Letters Needed: 1

Liv, 19 years old

Name: Liv, 19 years old
Submitted by: A friend
What's going on?: This summer was especially tough for Liv. After having her dog die of cancer earlier in the year, their family was finally strong enough to have another dog, which they eventually had to give away due to the dog being deaf and it is needing a more supportive home. Liv’s family also is dealing with a loved one’s mental health issue and it especially tough on her as she attends college out of state. On top of all of this, she is attempting to discover herself and pick a major and a career path and navigate friend group and boys. She is strong, and she also knows how to ask for help.
What do you love most about this girl?: She strives to make everyone’s day better and easier. She is beautiful, and that is the least interesting thing about her. She has so much passion and love in her heart.

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Letters Needed: 5

Deidre, 30 years old

Name: Deidre, 30 years old .
Location: Winchester, VA
What's going on: Deidre is a hard working stay at home mom of 3 kids. They're going through a tough time financially and her husband works very long hours. Her mother doesn't have long to live, and her sisters have always had a very hard time with drugs, unwanted pregnancies, putting their kids in foster care, overdoses, etc. One of her sister's babies had to enter foster care because their family couldn't afford to do it. Deidre is heartbroken about this, her mother, her estranged father, and so many other things. She is such a strong person, and is always willing to help everyone else at the drop of a hat.
What do you love most about this girl?:
She loves church and is a natural caregiver. She loves the elderly, animals and children. She is a ray of sunshine in everyone's lives. I have known her since middle school, and she helped me through the very bumpy ride I had in becoming a mom. She's giving, selfless and can stretch a dollar like nobody's business! She also has a fantastic sense of humor and is always quoting The Office. I can't do much, but I'd love for her to know that she is appreciated, loved and a very, very special person. She's a beautiful soul.

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Letters Needed: 12

Heather, 25 years old

Name: Heather, 25 years old
Submitted by: A friend and a teammate
Location: Cincinnati, OH
What's going on?: Heather and I are full-time missionaries for college students. I am Heather's teammate. Heather has been such a blessing to my life as well as the lives of every students she meets. Heather is full of joy, love and laughter- she is one of those people who gives so much love and never expects anything in return. I submitted her for this because I want her to know how much I and the world appreciates her! She has been so welcoming, kind and patient to me as a teammate. Everyone who meets her is touched by her sweet and loving heart, and I just want her to receive the love she so readily gives to others.
What do you love most about this girl?: Some of my favorite things about Heather is that she loves Jesus and takes her faith very seriously. She makes sacrifices and puts others before herself. She loves her family and friends so well. Heather is hysterical, she is always making me laugh. Heather can always put a smile on your face, even if you are having a rough day, and she is full of joy!
Anything else you want to tell us? Heather loves the saints, dogs, and jokes/ puns! If you added any of these things to her letter she will burst with happiness!

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Letters Needed: 4

Danielle, 19 years old

Name: Danielle, 19 years old
Submitted by: A friend
Location: Roseville, MI
What's going on?: Danielle’s father recently passed away in November due to cancer. He had recently gone to the hospital and discovered that he had tumors in his brain and lungs that were spreading and therefor he did not receive treatment. Danielle and her mother did not have much time left with him and are trying to stay afloat despite this tragedy. Danielle is an incredibly supportive and positive friend who deserves so much love sent her way during this difficult time.
What do you love most about this girl?: Danielle is incredibly open-minded and has a unique perspective on the world. She is an adventurous person who aspired to travel and live freely. Danielle’s sense of style is very trendy and she loves to share her talents with others.

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Letters Needed: 2

Bailee, 21 years old

Name: Bailee, 21 years old
Submitted by: Wishes to remain anonymous
Location: Tifton, GA
What's going on?: Bailee has had trouble in the past with having friends and family who haven’t had her best interest at heart and led her down the wrong path. She is working now now and has a bright future ahead of her. She has enrolled in Respiratory therapist school which she starts in the spring. She lacks in confidence, living arrangements have changed, this with her new job has her blossoming. She needs more encouragement and positivity in her life. She believes in God but needs more encouragement in her faith and living God’s will.
What do you love most about this girl?: Her smile, she’s sweet and artistic! I see that she enjoys doing “special things” for others. Great cook

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Letters Needed: 4