In one way or another, we’ve all been touched by cancer. You may know someone who is battling the disease or in remission or, sadly, you may have had friends or family members taken too early and unfairly by the terrible disease. You might even be fighting cancer yourself.

Losing someone to cancer is heartwrenching. The range of emotions you experience can leave you drained and devastated.

Imagine being a parent battling cancer. You love your children and don’t want to leave them. You vow to fight with all you have to recover so you can continue to live your life with the ones you love.

Tragically, for some, the day comes when they must face the truth: despite their will to live and push forward, they are fighting a losing battle.

Sara Webber of North Carolina is a mother of five. For the past year, she’s been battling kidney cancer. She’s endured radiation and surgery.


Just two weeks ago, doctors found a cancerous mass on her lungs and they told her that her cancer is terminal. Sara knows this will be her last Christmas with her precious children.

Knowing her death is imminent, the 41-year-old posted her dying wish on social media. She wants her children to have something they can remember her by, so she asked for people to help her cover her Christmas tree in angels.

Angels are a symbol of strength, protection, and higher power.

“I wanted an angel tree so my kids and my younger children could take these and save these and know that their last Christmas with their mom was with a bunch of angels and they will be watched over,” Sara said.

Sara and her mother were hoping to get a least a few angels for their tree. What they didn’t expect was for the post to go viral. 

“I was thinking if she could get a dozen that would be nice,” said Sara’s mother, Betty Taylor, “but it has bloomed.”

Complete strangers have sent angels and cards to the family. Items continue to arrive daily. 

Now Sara’s husband, Paul, and their children will always have something to remember her by. When she’s gone, they can turn to the angels and know that they are being watched over and cared for.

It’s so beautiful to see so many people taking Sara’s request to heart. If you would like to send an angel or a kind word to the Webber family, you can do so by sending packages or letters to 250 Mark McCoy Road, Cove City, NC 28523. You can also help the family with their medical expenses by going to their GoFundMe page.

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