Dreams Come True for Dyan Orr

Thursday will go down as one of the best days in a while for Dyan Orr.

The terminally ill 11-year-old from Wisconsin is bedridden and often awake for only a few moments a day.

But on Thursday morning she received autographs from her idol Brady Quinn.

Later in the day, another one of her heroes, Irish coach Charlie Weis, called her.

Dyan Orr suffers from a rare lymphatic disorder and Gorham's Vanishing Bone Disease.

Combined, the condition destroys her lungs and bones.

The disease is so rare that less than 200 people have been diagnosed with it in the country.

Her dad Mike wanted to express his gratitude towards former Irish Quarterback Brady Quinn, Charlie Weis and the South Bend community for all they have done to support his daughter.

Since February, her condition has worsened and she is now bedridden, making trips for her impossible.

When Quinn heard of her love for him, he immediately called her.

The two shared a special phone conversation --- one that Dyan says was the greatest moment of her life.

Quinn also says the minutes he spent on the phone with Dyan were some of the most special of his life.

Dyan sent photos of herself wearing a Brady Quinn shirt to Quinn.

He returned them signed Thursday morning.

The 11-year-old is so brave and understanding of what is in her future that she has already told her dad that she would like the photo and jersey placed in the coffin with her when she passes.

She also sent the same photo as a present to Weis and his daughter Hannah.

Dyan said she wanted to show Hannah that she cares for Hannah as well --- Hannah also suffers from a serious medical condition.

Dyan has her ideas of what Heaven will be like.

She says she will be excited to see her grandparents, two relatives she has never met.

Dyan also plans to donate her body for research at the University of Wisconsin after she passes away.

She hopes that will help find a cure for her rare disease.

If you would like more information on Dyan and how she is doing, please visit her website at dyanmarieorr.com, which is linked below.

Her dad says the family updates the site regularly, explaining how Dyan is doing.

You can also read about the Dyan Orr Foundation at the site.

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