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IN People ON 20 Dec, 2015
What would you do if doctors told you that you have only about a year left to live? Many people with cancer ofen think about this, because surgery and chemotherapy can also help so much. So think about your loved ones, your children, partner, pets, and everyone you would be leaving behind. Try your best to live as long as you can, and make yourself be a valuable person, even for just one individual. In the end, we live to love and be loved, to live and let live. Cherish every moment, and leave a good trace of you through wonderful memories.
Heather McManamy is a mother who was told back in 2013 that she had breast cancer. The cancer was already in stage 2, and there wasn't much time left for her to live. She eventually died.
Because Heather would no longer be alive for any longer, she began writing letters that gave advice to her baby daughter. In the letters, she identified the various significant events that she would miss by the time she was gone. It was sad, but also heartwarming.
Heather died this week. To commemorate her wonderful life, her husband Jeff decided to share her final letter to all of her relatives and her friends. Heather was so kind that she didn't want people to be sad, she wanted them to have a party to celebrate her life instead of having a funeral.
When Heather was diagnosed with breast cancer, she immediately had medical operations, but to no avail. She was starting to feel hopeless, so the ex-research specialist from the University of Wisconsin started writing letters.
Heather began thinking of what would happen to the lives of the people she would leave behind, especially her dear daughter Brianna and her loving husband for 13 years, Jeff.
Heather imagined every possible event and gave Brianna some personal advice, from the moment she'll get her driver's license to the moment she gets married and when she also has her own family to love and protect.
Sadly, Heather passed away, so she wasn't able to give the letters personally. Thankfully, Jeff was there to share the lovely letters.
Heather reminded people that while other people are religious, Heather and her family is not. It would be better if people didn't tell Brianna that Heather was in heaven, because it would be against the belief (or lack thereof) of Heather and it would be an illusion to Brianna instead of giving the daughter a sense of comfort. She was asking for respect, the same way she respects religious people.
Heather wanted people to tell Brianna that she wasn't in heaven, and that Heather tried everything she could to say with her family because there is no place else she'd rather be. She wants Brianna to be reminded of how Heather was a nice, caring and awesome mother.