Dying mom fills out a lifetime of greeting cards for daughter

By Samantha Luiz
23 July 2015

Heather McManamy knows she’s fighting a losing battle with cancer. But the dying mom is determined to remain in her young daughter’s heart forever.

Heather McManamy knows she’s fighting a losing battle with cancer. But the dying mom is determined to remain in her young daughter’s heart long after she's gone.

Heather, from Wisconsin, has set out on creating a lifetime of memories by filling out a series of greeting cards that her 4-year-old Brianna will be able to find comfort in when she’s gone.

Although she hopes she’ll be around to see off her daughter on her first day of kindergarten, Heather knows there isn’t much hope she will be around for many other special occasions.

'I’m just not ready to say goodbye yet'

“I’m just not ready to say goodbye yet. It’s really painful to know that they’re going to be sad and I won’t be there to comfort them,” she told ABC News.

One day, when Heather is gone, Brianna will be able read her mother’s advice and memories when she hits important milestones such as birthdays, graduations and even having her first baby.

Heather was first diagnosed with stage 2 breast cancer in April 2013. By late last year, it had spread to her liver and other parts of her body and declared stage 4.

"Once you're stage 4 there is no cure."

Last year she also created a GoFundMe page to raise money toward a proper goodbye with her husband and daughter. She hopes they’ll be able to afford a family trip to Disney World before she passes on.

"I want her to always know that I everything I could possibly do to be here.”

Sources: nydailynews.com, nbc15.com

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