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Brenda Schmitz was 46 when she passed away in September 2011. Two years after her death from ovarian cancer. The mother of four has surprised her children, her husband and his new fiancée with a heartbreaking Christmas letter two years after her death.

She wrote the letter a month before Brenda Schmitz lost her battle to the disease. The letter was addressed to a local Des Moines, Iowa, radio station KSTZ Star 102.5, which runs a Christmas wishes program each year. Star1025 posted the video titled: “Brenda Schmitz’s Christmas Wish” on Youtube.


According to Huffington Post, Brenda wanted the station to do something wonderful for her husband, David, and their children, after she was gone. The station brought her husband, David, into the studio and read the note to him on air. He held back tears as the host read the letter and he had his wish granted.

It begins, “Hello, my name is Brenda Schmitz, when you are in receipt of this letter, I will have always lost my battle with ovarian cancer.” David had recently become engaged again and Brenda’s first wish was a request for the station to give his “new lifelong partner,” Jane, a pampering session. “She deserves it, being a stepmother to all those boys,” the letter read. “Make her smile and know her efforts are truly appreciated from me. “Thank you,” Brenda added. “I love you, whoever you are.”

The second wish Brenda asked for was a “magical trip” for the entire family to a place where they can “enjoy each other’s company and companionship as a family and create those memories that will be with them forever.”

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The final wish was aimed at the doctors and nurses at Mercy Medical Hospital who took care of her while she was sick. Brenda asked that they be given a “night out full of drinks, food and fun for all they do every day for the cancer patients they encounter.”

The radio station KSTZ Star 102.5 paired up with local business to help grant these three wishes. Huffington Post reported that Brenda Schmitz had given specific instructions to a close friend, who remains anonymous, to mail her letter in to the station only when David had found someone new to share his life with.

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