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03/18/2010 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Elena Desserich's Love Notes To Parents, Sister Inspire Book After She Passes Away (VIDEO)

6-year-old Elena Desserich had only a few days to live and was too sick with cancer to speak, so she expressed her love for her family by hiding hundreds of love notes all over their house. Elena's parents "found the first notes in a backpack. Others were hidden between books on the bookshelf, in the corner of our dresser drawers, between dishes in the china cabinet or between photos stacked away in boxes."

The messages of love from Elena, along with a diary her parents kept for her sister Gracie, have been collected and formed into a book called "Notes Left Behind." Elena's family spoke about their experience with the Today Show

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