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Dying child's lifetime of memories

Eileen Linzer, 34, of Lynbrook and her daughter

Eileen Linzer, 34, of Lynbrook and her daughter Quinn, enjoy tea and sweets at the Plaza Hotel in Manhattan with family and friends. Quinn has Niemann-Pick Disease Type A, an incurable genetic disorder that causes brain disease, physical regression and then death, typically between 15 months and 3 years old. Determined to give her as many experiences as they can, her parents have created a list of places, activities and encounters they feel everybody should experience in life. (Jan. 5, 2012) Photo Credit: Steven Sunshine

Nine-month-old Quinn Linzer has Niemann-Pick Disease Type A, an incurable genetic disorder that causes brain disease, physical regression and then death, typically between 15 months and 3 years old. Determined to give her as many experiences as they can, Quinn's parents Eileen and Brett, have created a list of places, activities and encounters they feel everybody should experience in life. Quinn's List has grown to more than 30 entries, everything from being kissed by a puppy to going to Disney World.

Eileen Linzer, 34, of Lynbrook, and her daughter
Photo Credit: Steven Sunshine

Eileen Linzer, 34, of Lynbrook, and her daughter Quinn enjoy tea and sweets at the Plaza Hotel in Manhattan with family and friends. Quinn has Niemann-Pick Disease Type A, an incurable genetic disorder that causes brain disease, physical regression and then death, typically between 15 months and 3 years old. (Jan. 5, 2012)

Eileen Linzer, 34, of Lynbrook, and her daughter
Photo Credit: Steven Sunshine

Eileen Linzer, 34, of Lynbrook, and her daughter Quinn enjoy tea and sweets at the Plaza Hotel in Manhattan with family and friends as the complete n activity on Quinn's List. The baby girl may have just months to live because she has Niemann-Pick Disease Type A, a rare metabolic disorder. (Jan. 5, 2012)

Eileen Linzer and her daughter Quinn enjoy tea
Photo Credit: Steven Sunshine

Eileen Linzer and her daughter Quinn enjoy tea and sweets at the Plaza Hotel in Manhattan with family and friends. Quinn has Niemann-Pick Disease Type A, an incurable and fatal genetic disorder. Her parents, determined to give her as many experiences as they can, have created a list of places, activities and encounters they feel everybody should experience in life. (Jan. 5, 2012)

Eileen Linzer, 34, of Lynbrook and her daughter
Photo Credit: Steven Sunshine

Eileen Linzer, 34, of Lynbrook and her daughter Quinn, enjoy tea and sweets at the Plaza Hotel in Manhattan with family and friends. Other items on the Linzers' to-do list include going to Disney World and seeing the Big Duck in Flanders. (Jan. 5, 2012)

Eileen Linzer, 34, of Lynbrook, holds her daughter
Photo Credit: Steven Sunshine

Eileen Linzer, 34, of Lynbrook, holds her daughter Quinn, 9 months, as they enjoy tea and sweets at the Plaza Hotel in Manhattan with family and friends. Quinn has Niemann-Pick Disease Type A, an incurable genetic disorder that causes brain disease, physical regression and then death, typically between 15 months and 3 years old. (Jan. 5, 2012)

Colin Linzer, 5, plays with his sister Quinn,
Photo Credit: Steve Pfost

Colin Linzer, 5, plays with his sister Quinn, 9 months, while their father Brett holds her after dinner at their home in Lynbrook. Quinn has Niemann-Pick Disease Type A, an incurable genetic disorder. (Jan. 7, 2013)

Eileen Linzer carries her daughter, Quinn, 9 months,
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Eileen Linzer carries her daughter, Quinn, 9 months, to the kitchen at their home in Lynbrook. Quinn has Niemann-Pick Disease Type A, an incurable genetic disorder. (Jan. 7, 2013)

Reid Linzer, 3, left, and Colin Linzer, 5,
Photo Credit: Steve Pfost

Reid Linzer, 3, left, and Colin Linzer, 5, play with their sister, Quinn, at their home in Lynbrook. Nine-month-old Quinn has Niemann-Pick Disease Type A, an incurable genetic disorder that causes brain disease, physical regression and then death, typically between 15 months and 3 years old. (Jan. 7, 2013)

Quinn Linzer holds a Minnie Mouse doll during
Photo Credit: Steve Pfost

Quinn Linzer holds a Minnie Mouse doll during dinner at her home in Lynbrook. (January 7, 2013)

Eileen Linzer holds her daughter, Quinn, as she
Photo Credit: Steve Pfost

Eileen Linzer holds her daughter, Quinn, as she gets her fingernails painted at 4 Season Nail in Malverne. Quinn has an incurable genetic disorder is fatal, typically between 15 months and 3 years of age. Determined to give her as many experiences as they can, her parents have created a list of places, activities and encounters they feel everybody should experience in life. (Jan. 12, 2013)

Eileen Linzer holds her daughter Quinn while her
Photo Credit: Steve Pfost

Eileen Linzer holds her daughter Quinn while her Mother Pat O'Gara, makes a face at her as they receive manicures and pedicures at 4 Season Nail in Malverne. Determined to give her as many experiences as they can, Quinn's parents have created a list of places, activities and encounters they feel every woman should experience in life. (Jan. 12, 2013)

Brett Linzer gives his daughter Quinn a kiss
Photo Credit: Steve Pfost

Brett Linzer gives his daughter Quinn a kiss as the Linzer family visits FAO Schwarz in Manhattan. Quinn has Niemann-Pick Disease Type A, an incurable genetic disorder that causes brain disease, physical regression and then death, typically between 15 months and 3 years old. Determined to give her as many experiences as they can, Quinn's parents have created a list of places, activities and encounters they feel everybody should experience in life. The visit to the toy store was among the items on the list. (Feb. 2, 2013)

Eileen Linzer, right, smiles at her daughter, Quinn,
Photo Credit: Steve Pfost

Eileen Linzer, right, smiles at her daughter, Quinn, as the Linzer family visits FAO Schwarz in Manhattan. Quinn has Niemann-Pick Disease Type A, an incurable genetic disorder that causes brain disease, physical regression and then death, typically between 15 months and 3 years old. Determined to give her as many experiences as they can, Quinn's parents have created a list of places, activities and encounters they feel everybody should experience in life. (Feb. 2, 2013)

Eileen Linzer browses through the girls section of
Photo Credit: Steve Pfost

Eileen Linzer browses through the girls section of FAO Schwarz with her daughter, Quinn, as the Linzer family visits the famous toy store in Manhattan. (Feb. 2, 2013)

Eileen Linzer holds her daughter, 9-month-old Quinn, and
Photo Credit: Steve Pfost

Eileen Linzer holds her daughter, 9-month-old Quinn, and laughs at her husband, Brett, while they look at toys at FAO Schwarz in Manhattan. (Feb. 2, 2013)

Eileen Linzer browses through FAO Schwarz with her
Photo Credit: Steve Pfost

Eileen Linzer browses through FAO Schwarz with her daughter Quinn. The visit to the Manhattan toy mecca was on a list of experiences the Linzers seek to give the dying infant, who has Niemann-Pick Disease Type A, an incurable and extremely rare genetic disorder. (Feb. 2, 2013)

Eileen Linzer taps her daughter Quinn's feet on
Photo Credit: Steve Pfost

Eileen Linzer taps her daughter Quinn's feet on the Walking Piano, featured in the Tom Hanks movie "Big," at FAO Schwarz. The visit to the Manhattan toy mecca was on a list of experiences the Linzers seek to give the dying infant, who has Niemann-Pick Disease Type A, an incurable and extremely rare genetic disorder. (Feb. 2, 2013)

Eileen Linzer feeds her daughter, Quinn, at FAO
Photo Credit: Steve Pfost

Eileen Linzer feeds her daughter, Quinn, at FAO Schwarz. With the visit to the Manhattan toy mecca, the family completed one of the dozens of experiences they seek to give the dying infant. (Feb. 2, 2013)

Eileen Linzer, right, makes faces at her daughter
Photo Credit: Steve Pfost

Eileen Linzer, right, makes faces at her daughter Quinn while her husband, Brett, holds her as the Linzer family visits Manhattan's FAO Schwarz, also on the list. (Feb. 2, 2013)

Eileen Linzer holds her daughter Quinn while her
Photo Credit: Steve Pfost

Eileen Linzer holds her daughter Quinn while her husband, Brett, takes a photo of them next to a life-size Lego soldier at FAO Schwarz. (Feb. 2, 2013)

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