Mother With Cancer Writes Letters For Daughter to Open in The Future

It’s an emtional thought, to know you won’t be there for your family during their milestone moments. That’s what Mother Heather McManamy found while writing over 40 cards for her 4 year old daughter to open over the course of her life.

“I did them from when she’s older or younger — random encouragement, bad day, wedding, driver license, even first breakup,” she told ABC News of her stack of colorful cards. “Every one of these that I get to hand out in person will be an accomplishment.”

The hardest card to write was for her daughters wedding.

“That one was emotional, that one was a tough one… You start picturing what she’s going to look like that day.”

In April 2013 she was diagnosed with stage 2 breast cancer, by last summer it had progressed to stage 4.

“Once you’re stage 4 there is no cure,” she told WMTV.


The cards themselves are emotional for her to look at, as they represent moments that she may never witness.

I just want her to find her happiness. Life [is] short. If she’s true to herself, everything will be OK.