Mom Dying of Brain Cancer Writes Goodbye Letter to Sons

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“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,” she continues. “You are without a doubt my proudest accomplishments.”

Chivers was just 25 when she was diagnosed with brain cancer, ABC News reports. She told ABC that she has long known the illness would take her life. “The question isn’t whether I will die from the disease, it’s when,” she said.

She went on to marry Leigh and start a family since her original diagnosis. And Chivers said her fight now is for Alfie’s sake.

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“Alfie’s diagnosis has given me a new purpose,” she told ABC. “Instead of sitting idle, I’ll be using all of my might and willpower to give Alfie a voice. He needs me to champion his cause, to give hope where there is hopelessness.”

She added: “He needs me to be strong. He needs me to keep on living. He will be my legacy.”

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