HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT)- If you like singing Christmas carols, you can really do a world of good this Tuesday evening. A young woman in Hampton Cove is hoping to gather as many people to sing with her as a special holiday wish.
Amanda is a 27 year-old-woman who suffers from a mitochondrial disease; of which there is no cure or treatment.
"They are really not exactly certain on what it is, all they know is that it's attacking her in every way," says Amanda's mother Peggy Rhoden. She adds that further testing would do more harm than good at this point.
Amanda's condition has worsened over the years. She lost her short term memory, but her long term is relatively unaffected. And caroling in a large group is something she has wanted to do for as long as she can remember- before her family knew of her condition.
"About a week ago, out of the blue, she said 'I want to go Christmas caroling!' and so we really, we don't know if there is a next year," adds Rhoden.
Amanda and her family are asking for anyone in the holiday spirit, who loves to sing, to please join them for a night of caroling. They'll meet in the parking lot by the Hampton House pool at 6:00 Tuesday evening.
"Head out, put your antlers on, your Santa hats, lights, candles, everything," says caregiver Patrice Carter.
They plan on singing Rudolf the Red Nosed Reindeer, Frosty the Snowman, and Santa Claus is coming to town- a few of Amanda's favorites.