Sunday, April 1, 2012


I first met Kimmie Hansen in 2010 and now that I look back at that first time it seems odd to think that it was less than 2 years ago.  Kimmie deemed me her BFF - well, her 2nd BFF - her first is her grandmother, and really, who can have a better BFF than her grandmother? 

Kimmie is 13 years old, but she has the cognitive abilities of a six year old.  Why?  Because she has Dravet Syndrome.  Nevertheless, she is playful, charming, sweet, kind, caring, and has the spirit of the Lord with her all the time.  I love this girl.  I really do. 

So, as a favor to her mom, Kris Hansen, I made a couple of videos about Kimmie.  The first is a bit about her, and the second is her wish for the "Make a Wish Foundation."  Yes, her case of Dravet Syndrome is severe enough that we don't know how much longer she will be with us. 

I remember that day, when Kris told me the news - Kimmie's prognosis.  I tried so hard to look strong for Kris, but later on I just cried and cried.  I love my sweet BFF, I love Kimmie.  I don't want her to leave.  But after general conference today, I was comforted and I realized that the only thing I can do is take comfort in the faith that I have that no matter what, our Heavenly Father will be with her, at her side or watching over her. 

Until then, the only way I know how to help her (since there isn't a cure for Dravet Syndrome) is to make these videos and share them with the world and hope that the "Make a Wish Foundation" sees it.  I know it is a big wish to ask for, but Kimmie is a priceless young lady - especially to those who know her.   

If you would like to find out more information on how you can help, please email Kimmie's mom, Kris, at

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