Humorous and heartwarming letter left by a mum who died of cancer

Humorous and heartwarming letter left by a mum who died of cancer

"I look forward to haunting each one of you, so this isn’t so much a goodbye as it is see you later".

Heather McManamy died of breast cancer, but she definitely did not lose her sense of humour as she leaves behind an inspirational, tender and funny message for her 4-year-old daughter, Brianna and her loved ones.



Hello all,I am posting this on behalf of the love of my life. These are her words. Much love to all. – Jeff…

Posted by Heather McManamy on Tuesday, December 15, 2015

In the down-to-earth letter, McManamy talks about the situation in a direct fashion, stating that, “Yes, this sucks. It sucks beyond words, but I’m just so damn glad I lived a life so full of love, joy and amazing friends.”

heartwarming letter by mum with cancer

“If you go to my funeral, please run up a bar tab that would make me proud. Heck, blast “Keg on My Coffin” and dance on the bar for me (because there had better be a dance party at some point).”

Despite drawing the short end of the stick, McManamy remained resolved, saying:

“And don’t say I lost to cancer. Because cancer may have taken almost everything from me, but it never took my love or my hope or my joy. It wasn’t a “battle” it was just life, which is often brutally random and unfair, and that’s simply how it goes sometimes. I didn’t lose, dammit. The way I lived for years with cancer is something I consider a pretty big victory. Please remember that.”

Read the whole letter and tell us what you think!

Featured Image: Facebook/Heather McManamy

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