Princess for a day, September 12, 2009

Staff Writer
Mount Shasta Herald

Contributed by Anthony Ginocchio

This was the first line of the first letter I wrote about Lillian Ellis.

Life is a challenge on how we travel down that highway we call life, with all the bumps, road blocks, curves, intersections, dead ends and road hazards we have to pass through to get to our destination.

My little angel Lilly finally arrived at her final destination. Her road was very bumpy and it was filled with all the hazards of the road that we face and travel every day.

On the 20th of November Lilly started her trip home. She was going to receive her new kidney and she was excited, for a little girl of five. She didn’t want to ride on the gurney to the pre-op, she wanted to walk and that’s what she did.

The surgery started off great, then God started to talk to her and she listened.

Then he took her by the hand and started that long walk home into eternity where she walks with Him in no pain, and plays like normal kids, and dances like a ballerina.

But most of all she is a queen; where here on earth, for one day, she was a princess — Princess Lillian who touched many hearts with her beautiful smile.

I really believe with all my heart that we gave Lillian a day that she carried into eternity — a day that I will never forget; a day we all came together as a team.

I want to thank each and every one of you that supported me in giving her this day, and for supporting the Wal-Mart Heart Program.