+164 votes
Ali and Donya Catlett
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My sweet Princess, our house is empty this 1st Christmas without you. We have all cried as we miss you & we still can't believe it's true. Waking up & seeing your beautiful face & getting you all dressed up for Santa with your perfectly matching outfit & the largest bow mama can find. Watching your eyes light up as you see the lights on the tree & hear your favorite toy play music. And, that gorgeous Smile. Your light shines like the brightest diamond. Your presence alone brought us the peace & joy everyday of our lives. That was the greatest gift of all. Having you in my arms everyday, every Christmas. Christmas will never be the same. Our lives are forever changed.

Today, you are celebrating Jesus birthday with him & I am grateful you are safe in his arms until I see you again. I can see you playing your best harmonica performance ever.

Merry Christmas, my precious Ali girl!!!
My sweet Princess, our house is empty this 1st Christmas without you. We have all cried as we miss you & we still can't believe it's true. Waking up & seeing your beautiful face & getting you all dressed up for Santa with your perfectly matching outfit & the largest bow mama can find. Watching your eyes light up as you see the lights on the tree & hear your favorite toy play music. And, that gorgeous Smile. Your light shines like the brightest diamond. Your presence alone brought us the peace & joy everyday of our lives. That was the greatest gift of all. Having you in my arms everyday, every Christmas. Christmas will never be the same. Our lives are forever changed. Today, you are celebrating Jesus birthday with him & I am grateful you are safe in his arms until I see you again. I can see you playing your best harmonica performance ever. Merry Christmas, my precious Ali girl!!!
Ali had Battens disease and gained her heavenly wings at the age of 7 just less than 4 months ago. I have never met Ali or Donya in person but feel a very strong connection with them. Donya is set out to continue fighting for her baby like she has done and will continue to do. Donya wants to build a park for children with disabilities just like Ali to honor her memory and legacy.
Thank you and may god bless you
395 views Jan 1, 2015
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Victoria Holland 25,260 points
There are so menny kids passing away with batten disease there is no cure we need a cure it's such a horrible disease not just to the kid it affects it also up setting for the family as they see a bite more of there kid disappear every day dony j catlett is trying to help find a cure her daughter passed away with batten Ali I vote for she was going through so much but always puts a smile on our face when we see pictures of Ali  we never stop thinking of the lovely Angels gone to soon first it takes the childhood then it takes there sight speech mobility and a lot more then it takes the ones life.
+11 votes
Jan 13, 2015
Naddie E. Martinez 10,570 points
As a part of Ali's Angels.  We stand United to spread awareness of Batten Disease.  To many  of these children are be robbed of there innocent lives.  Ali is one of those children that had lost her battle from this Monster they call Batten Disease. Her  mother (Donya J Catlett)  had been a very loving, caring parent to Ali and other children. .she has  given a 110 percent of her self to share awareness of Batten Disease.  She has a beautiful dream to help all these children to enjoy life a little bit better . So Ellen were asking you to please help Donya J Catlett to make this dream come true . In the loving memory of Ali and all these children who have lost their lives and to the one's still fighting the battle of Batten Disease. We Will Always Stand United For We Are Alistrong. God bless you Ellen.
+11 votes
Jan 13, 2015
JoAnn Caudle 18,040 points
Precious, loving family who is now trying to spread awareness in Ali's name to help others. Donya has so many plans for Ali's legacy but needs help spreading awareness and hope for a cure. Angel Ali stole so many of our hearts with her brave smile through it all.  Please help her???
+10 votes
Jan 13, 2015
teresathrower 1,930 points
want you please help us Ellen
anonymous
We are Ali Strong!! We will fight for you Ali!!!
+10 votes
Jan 13, 2015
Connie Ward 400 points
Ali has touched so many lives, this precious little girl has gained her angel wings at only seven years old, thats to young for a mother to have to say good bye to her precious daughter or any parent of any child, Battens Disease is a horrible Monster and we as Alis Angels will continue to stand behind her mother Donya and help fight to raise awareness and help fight in getting a cure for this Monster aka Battens Disease, this disease has takin so many children away and so many children are suffering now, Please help Ali and her mother raise awareness for this terrible and life threatning disease, First it takes their childhood then it takes the child.
+10 votes
Jan 13, 2015
Spades Tresa Vaughn TN
Can not stop crying what a wonderful Mother you are.
+10 votes
Jan 13, 2015
Heather Mangrum 390 points
I hate battens disease !! It is scary!! I pray for your family .. And sweet Ali will be missed by many .. She brought so many smiles to our faces.. I loved looking at all her new pictures and her my how I love her beautiful hair!! She was strong and put up a good fight .. She may have lost her life her on earth but she lives eternally and happily in heaven..
I hope that you guys are able to be on Ellen so you can spread awareness for this awful disease for many people to see. I didn't even know this disease existed until I found you guys on Facebook. It may be a rare disease but it has effected many .. And even just one person is enough. But through the power of prayer and spreading awareness maybe a cure can be found.
+10 votes
Jan 14, 2015
Lisa Oakley 8,090 points
Absolutely beautiful
+9 votes
Jan 13, 2015
maria1014 13,070 points
We love them very much and we are always here for Ali and Donya.
+9 votes
Jan 13, 2015
anonymous
A mothers love is like no other.
+9 votes
Jan 13, 2015
Kelly Hessler 12,920 points
Ellen, please allow Donya to be on your show to tell you about her precious Ali and Batten Disease. The more people who know about it and fight for a cure, the fewer children lose their lives.  Time is NOT on their side. You are a very compassionate person. PLEASE help spread awareness. Thank you.
+9 votes
Jan 14, 2015
Doris Dionne Catlett 2,630 points
I am Ali's Grandmom, Nini Cat & it is amazing to read & witness of all the amazing ppl all over the world touched by Ali. We have all learned so much from her beautiful Love Story. She is the Queen with a beautiful legacy.
+8 votes
Jan 14, 2015
jethayne 1,180 points
+7 votes
Jan 13, 2015
tinaalewine 61,860 points
Ellen,
Please help us spread awareness!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
we will stand Ali strong until battens is gone.
We will not give up and give in we will continue this fight, want you please join us???
We really need your help!!
+7 votes
Jan 14, 2015
JoAnn Caudle 18,040 points
This video tells a story Ellen. I hope that one day Ali's Mommy can tell you that story. Please help?
+7 votes
Jan 14, 2015
Kelly Hessler 12,920 points
Every time I watch this I weep. It is a beautiful love story with a tragic ending. This precious girl is a Princess who deserved a fairy tale ending. Instead, the monster won. Her Mommy's heart aches every moment she has to live apart from her Angel. Her Nini and Papa are heartbroken. Her big brother no longer has his baby sister to look out for. Her daddy misses his precious baby girl. This is just one family faced with all this heartbreak. There are so many others just like them. So we fight. We tell anyone who will listen. We save pop tops and soda cans to raise money. We wear t-shirts and bracelets to support the fight. We pray...and pray some more. We weep when another child loses their battle. We are Ali's Angels. Donya, Ali's mommy, is an inspiration to us all. She continues the fight to honor her girl. She could have crawled under the covers and withdrawn from the world. No one would have blamed her if she did. Instead she dives in to lift others up. Makes plans for a park where special needs and non-special needs children can play side by side. Sends scentsy buddies to other Batten children. Prays for a cure that will come to late to save her own baby girl. That's who Donya is. You really ought to meet her. Let her tell you the story about her daughter Ali and the monster that took her away. You won't be sorry you did. Neither will all the Batten children and their families. Thank you.
+7 votes
Jan 14, 2015
JoAnn Caudle 18,040 points
This is all so very true!
teresathrower 1,930 points
please help us spread more awareness of batten disease
+6 votes
Jan 16, 2015
Hailey Lashaye 2,280 points
There love is remarkable, plz help us ellen
+6 votes
Jan 16, 2015
Crystalblevin12 2,460 points
A mother and daughter love that was so inspiring and remarkable . Without Ali speaking a word she showed her love
+6 votes
Jan 16, 2015
chrisalewine 1,680 points
please help us spread awareness, we need your help to educate more people about batten disease
+5 votes
Jan 15, 2015
chrisalewine43 1,130 points
please help us spread awareness
+5 votes
Jan 15, 2015
anonymous
Hey Ellen this is a true Warrior Mom and child the things they have been through are horrible! Please help us spread awareness about this terrible disease! We will fight for you Ali!! Ali Strong!
+5 votes
Jan 16, 2015
Sarah Alvarez 1 3,300 points
Love this mommy and angel!
+4 votes
Jan 17, 2015
Angela Contreras 2 3,120 points
Today is 4 months since Ali passed! Ellen won't you help us to spread awareness?!?! I know this would be such a blessing to Donya Catlett!
+4 votes
Jan 17, 2015
Amy Moore Grant 75,520 points
Please help this family Ellen, no one should ever have to lose their child!! Help Ali Nation fight this terrible disease and find a cure!! We are Ali Strong!!
+3 votes
Jan 15, 2015
Amy Moore Grant 75,520 points
We will never stop fighting!! Ali Nation
+3 votes
Jan 15, 2015
JoAnn Caudle 18,040 points
This is so beautiful i had to watch it again. This little Angel was so loved and appreciated every day of her short life. We need to stop batten disease!
+3 votes
Jan 16, 2015
Kimberly Blevins 3,640 points
This is a mother and daughter that shared a special kind of love, that not many ppl have. And still Donya is fighting for her daughter , to help spread awareness on this ugly monster called battens disease, it stole everything from her daughter, and then it took her life, plz help
+3 votes
Jan 18, 2015
qwasssaq 1,710 points
Ellen we need your help, want you please help us.
+3 votes
Mar 18, 2015
Jessica Miskovich To 58,670 points
Ellen please help us!
+2 votes
Jan 20, 2015
Jessica Miskovich To 58,670 points
beautiful Ali! ELLEN Ali could do everything before this monster STARTED TAKING EVERYTHING AWAY FROM HER! AND THEN IT TOOK HER LIFE! PLEASE HELP US!
+2 votes
Jan 21, 2015
Jessica Miskovich To 58,670 points
This mommy is missing her baby badly! Ali was Donya whole world! Please talk with her and join our fight to stop this monster¡¡¡
+2 votes
Jan 23, 2015
Jessica Miskovich To 58,670 points
beautiful mother daughter bond! please help us Ellen!
+2 votes
Jan 24, 2015
Jessica Miskovich To 58,670 points
Ellen come on as you can see where a very determined group of Angles!! We will never give up we have faith!!!
+2 votes
Feb 5, 2015
Amy Grant 1 10,330 points
Nothing so perfect as a Mothers love for her Child! Ali Nation standing with you Donya to help find a cure and build a park like no other for Ali's sweet memory!!
+2 votes
Mar 11, 2015
Sharon Stephens 8,530 points
Looking at all these pictures just brings the tears on. It hurts thinking about these children dying and their families grieving for the rest of their lives.
+2 votes
Mar 11, 2015
anonymous
How sad to spend Christmas without our Angel Ali!
+2 votes
Mar 14, 2015
Sebastian's mommy 105,120 points
Your are #amazing Keep on living the #dream. #prayers always. These #kids are #amazing #fighters and they still have their #beautiful #smiles And can be very #funny at times. Please see this #ellen. Love the #ellendegeneres show. #ripali
+2 votes
Apr 20, 2015
+2 votes
Apr 21, 2015
Sebastian's mommy 105,120 points
+2 votes
Apr 22, 2015
+2 votes
Apr 23, 2015
Jessica Miskovich To 58,670 points
Please help us Ellen we need a cure!
+1 vote
Mar 11, 2015
Amy Moore Grant 75,520 points
Fighting for a cause! Help Donya defeat Battens Disease!
0 votes
Mar 14, 2015
Amy Moore Grant 75,520 points
Ellen help Donya Build a special needs park in honor of her Sweet Ali!!
–1 vote
Mar 25, 2015
Amy Moore Grant 75,520 points
Ellen help this Mommy honor her sweet Angels battle with Battens Disease and help her build a special needs park in her memory!
–1 vote
Mar 26, 2015