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 Post subject: This is a true interesting story of Elvis!
PostPosted: Sun Dec 02, 2007 4:27 pm 
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Denise Sanchez, an 8-year-old girl from Santa Fe, New Mexico, had been a huge Elvis Presley fan since she was four. After the Christmas holiday in 1971, Denise was diagnosed with cancer. She had to have her leg and part of her hip amputated when a large tumor was detected. A very short while later, the cancer spread to her lungs. Her doctors stopped the chemotherapy treatments she had been undergoing, stating that there was no more they could do for her.

Several months later, Denise's mother, Trudi, found out that Elvis was performing in Albuquerque on April 19, 1972. Mrs. Sanchez was able to get two tickets to the show. Her daughter was thrilled. As the day of the concert neared, Denise suffered a relapse and was given the devastating news that she was too sick to travel the 65 miles to see Elvis. The young girl cried for several days and begged her mother to take her to the show. She wanted to see Elvis in person before she died. Finally, her mother and her doctor agreed to let her go to the performance.
Two days before the show, Mrs. Sanchez was advised to go to the newspapers and have them print a story on Denise. Trudi went to the Albuquerque Journal and spoke with a reporter named Grace Marie Prather. Prather helped Trudi and Denise set up a meeting with Colonel Parker in the early afternoon on the day of the show. They spoke to Parker at length about Denise's condition and her wish to see Elvis. Parker told the women that they should come to the Hilton Hotel at 4 PM and he would see what he could do. Trudi brought her daughters, Denise and Paula, and her two best friends, Emma and Belinda Cantu, to the hotel at the appointed time. Prather also went along to document the meeting. The Colonel instructed them to come to the show at 5 PM. Denese could meet Elvis after the concert.

The entire clan drove to the Tingley Coliseum and were seated in special box seats. Denise fidgeted throughout the entire show, anxious for the performance to end so that she could meet her idol. During intermission, the Sanchez party was invited backstage to Elvis' dressing room. Denise was scared, fearing Elvis' reaction to her missing leg and hip and to her bald head. Elvis took one look at the child and knelt down in front of her, kissing both her cheeks. He told Denise that she was beautiful. Trudi started crying. She could not believe how loving Elvis was to her daughter and saw how happy and alive he made her feel. Denise shyly unrolled a poster of the King and asked him to autograph it. Elvis signed it: "To Denise - Love You, Elvis Presley". Denise then asked him to sing her a song once he went back onstage. As the second part of the concert began, Elvis dedicated the first song, "You Gave Me A Mountain", to Denise. He explained to the audience, "This song is for a very special little girl I just met backstage - Denise". Denise was thrilled and cried through the entire song.

When Denise got back home she told her mother that under no circumstances was she going to clean her face and wash off Elvis' kisses. Three days later, Denise had still not washed her face. On the fourth day, her mother finally forced her to clean her face. Elvis made little Denise's short life a happier one. His love for her helped her to feel better and eased her discomfort.



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PostPosted: Sun Dec 02, 2007 4:55 pm 
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Oh! I remember this story! Thank you for posting this story again, it has been a while since I read it and I totaly forgot where.

It proves once again of his angelic qualities. It's sad you know how stories like these are muffeled somethimes by the negative stories of some of his so called friends with their big mouths.

Elvis lived to bring joy to people hearts. Loved people and wanted to bring a smile to their face. And he did! So often... :)
And still does!

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Thank you Di, for bringing this touching story back to our memory!

I know in my heart that moments like this were a present from God to Elvis, as he could express at its fullest the LOVE that his soul was made of and make others hearts resonate to his.

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Amanda Viola wrote:
Thank you Di, for bringing this touching story back to our memory!

I know in my heart that moments like this were a present from God to Elvis, as he could express at its fullest the LOVE that his soul was made of and make others hearts resonate to his.

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AMEN dear Amanda!! :D :D


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moments like this were a present from God to Elvis,


I also agree, Amanda, and I feel these moments were also a present from Elvis to God!



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My friends,

It seems easy to be aware of some meaningful moments in Elvis' life when he was gifted a greater opportunity to express Love. Is it not?

What about ourselves? Is it as easy to become aware of our own opportunities?

I'm remembering some times when a tendency to turn my collar to the wind appears, denying the potential the situation I'm intending to refuse has for me. This may be my Ego reacting, out of FEAR to not be able somehow to handle that very situation. If I give it a second opportunity, setting the action in my heart, suddendly I flow with it all and I'm rewarded with a feeling of being part of ALL.

The more it happens to me, the more I recall to listen to the heart and give it a try. One step into positive, helps the next step to be taken, and so on, and on, and on... :P



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