To whom it may concern,
My name is Kelly and I am writing to ask for your help. I'm not sure where to start this email, but I will try and be as succinct as possible. Last week I read a story online about a family whose daughter’s memorial statue was stolen from her grave. The family went to visit their daughter’s grave on what would have been her 7th birthday. They noticed immediately something was amiss, after a several seconds, they realized in horror, the dancing hippo statue they had lovingly placed at their daughter’s grave was GONE.
To give you some backstory; Erin was diagnosed with brain cancer at 10 mos. old, thru all of her treatments and hospitalizations; she carried around a stuffed purple hippo. This stuffed animal was Erin’s friend and constant source of comfort. When their daughter passed at the age of four, the family buried Erin with the stuffed hippo, and a family friend gave them a statue to put at her grave. Purple was Erin’s favorite color, so they painted the statue purple.
Now, this wasn’t just any ordinary hippo statue. It’s actually a bronze replica of Hyacinth from Fantasia originally sold as a garden statue. Well, the statue is irreplaceable, it's out of circulation, and there are none to be found online ANYWHERE. I don't know why, but I have made it my mission to replace this statue. I have been to the end of the Internet and back to no avail. My goal is to track down this statue and give it to Erin’s family, to put back at her grave where it belongs. If you or someone you know, may be able to create one from "scratch" please contact me. I know it's alot to ask, but they are just gone. Not on eBay or any other websites for sale.
Thank you for your time and for considering this request.
I have included a link to the original story & a link to what the item looks like.
Original story: www.foxnews.com/us/2013/07/13/...
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