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Mom With Terminal Cancer Gives Daughter Letters to Last a Lifetime

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    Mom Stricken With Terminal Cancer Pens Lifetime of Letters to Daughter

    Knowing she won't be around to see her daughter grow up, one Wisconsin mom has set out to write her four-year-old a letter for every milestone in her life — from a bad day to her wedding day.

    Heather McManamy was diagnosed with breast cancer that has since spread to her bones and liver.

    "Once you're stage 4, there is no cure," McManamy told NBC station WMTV.

    Letter by letter, the McFarland mother wrote herself into every stage of her daughter's life.

    "Her first tooth that she loses, her first wedding anniversary," Heather McManamy said. "Oh, I have one for her first baby. The last one I did was for her 30th [birthday]."

    Little Brianna is heading off to kindergarten this year. McManamy is hoping to be able to read that one to Bri herself.