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Dying Mom Writes Heartwarming Letter To 2 Young Sons and Makes the Internet Cry





We’ve heard countless of inspiring stories that prove to us that, yes, there is definitely no love greater than a mother’s love. From the time we were little children, our mothers have been beside us to nurture, protect, and care for us.

So it’s heartbreakingly painful when a family realizes they will soon lose their mother over cancer. It’s the kind of news no one wants to get because it’s really hard to accept.

This story is about Sara Chivers, a 31-year-old mother who has been diagnosed with terminal brain cancer.

Although she already won a bout with cancer back in 2008, it unfortunately has “returned in the form of three brain tumors,” a FaithIt article tells us.

As if that wasn’t difficult enough, 18-month-old Alfie has likewise been diagnosed with brain cancer.

Sara and Leigh, her husband, were understandably devastated.

In a Today interview, Sara shared:

“Since his diagnosis, we have been in absolute shock and disbelief. There are no words that do justice to the way in which our hearts have been shattered for our beautiful little boy. He should not have to go through this pain and suffering.”

The doctors, however, were quick to point out that the mother and child’s cases are completely unrelated.

Sara added:

“Alfie’s diagnosis has given me something else to fight for. It’s not about me anymore. It’s all about him.”

Sara has since penned a lengthy letter for her two sons, Alfie and 3-year-old Hugh.

Her touching message attracted a lot of love and attention from netizens online, it quickly went viral.

Sara wrote:

Dear Hugh and Alfie,

I won’t be around to see you grow up. It’s a hard thing to say and even harder to face. You will have to hear from others the little things that made me me: my perfume of choice is Michael Kors, my favourite meal is spaghetti bolognese, winter is my preferred season. I wish I was a better cook. I’m a keeper of mementos – tiny hospital name tags, the poem Leigh wrote for my 21st birthday, first baby clothes.

I know your Dad, and our village of family and friends, will keep me alive for you as much as they can, but there are some things I want you to hear from me.

Don’t be afraid of expressing your emotions. I will never tire of hearing ‘I love you’ from Leigh, you boys, my family, friends.

Love hard. As they say, it is better to have loved and lost, than never to have loved at all. That’s how I feel about you both. Heartbroken doesn’t come close to describing the pain I feel at not being in your lives in the future, but I would never change or forego the time we have spent together and the immense joy you have brought me. You are without a doubt my proudest accomplishments.

Pay attention to study but know there is so much more to school life than textbooks. Play team sports. Try a musical instrument. Learn a language.

Always try your best; I could never ask any more of you. Never fear failure – you will learn more from mistakes than successes. There’s never anything more certain than change so embrace it. Don’t be afraid to try new things. Travel as much as possible – it will shape who you are.

Be brave in your convictions and believe in yourself. Never tease or ridicule someone because they’re different to you. You will be a better person by surrounding yourself with people who will challenge your views and beliefs.

I can never emphasize enough the importance of good table manners. Remember to say please and thank you. Address your friends’ parents by Mrs, Ms or Mr unless told otherwise. Make your bed when you stay at other people’s houses, and always offer to clear their table and do the dishes.

You will have friends for a season, friends for a reason, friends for life. It won’t take too long to work out which ones fall into which category.

Family comes first. We will always be there for you to fall back on regardless of any mistakes or bad choices, and will help you through tough times and to celebrate life’s wins.

Be kind to your Dad. It won’t be easy for him raising you alone, but every decision he makes will be with your best interests at heart. He is an exceptional father and role model. Don’t let him doubt himself or the wonderful job he will do shaping you into the men I dream of you growing up to be.

There will come a time when he wants to find happiness again with a new partner. Accept and embrace his choice, and know she will be a positive female influence in your lives too. I have absolute faith that he will make the right decision, for him and you both, and I hope she enriches your lives as much as you’ve all enriched mine.

Your Dad is the most admirable, courageous man I have ever known. He is my companion, my rock, my everything. He has shown true grit in the face of our adversities, and without him beside me I would have crumbled.

I will be forever grateful for the time we spent together, the memories we created, the love we shared. It was always him. Always will be.


The heartwarming letter has since gone viral on social media and even shared by several websites.

Meanwhile, those interested to support the Chivers family in their expenses are encouraged to send their donations via GoFundMe.

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