Terminally ill girl who asked for letters from dogs reaches fundraising goal to pay for medical expenses

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Emma Mertens

HARTLAND — A terminally ill Hartland girl with a love for dogs has received an overwhelming amount of support from all over the world.

FOX6 News shared Emma Mertens’ story earlier this week. The 7-year-old was recently diagnosed with a rare brain tumor, but in order to raiser her spirits she’s getting a lot of letters.

Mertens has received more than 75,000 well wishes from across the world.

To top it off, her family has now surpassed their fundraising goal of $100,000 to help cover Mertens’ medical expenses.

At last check, Team Emma’s GoFundMe has raised nearly $118,000.

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