This Father Was Given 5 Years To Live. What He Did For His Young Daughter Is Beyond Words.

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One of the most touching stories I have ever seen was recently posted to A father was diagnosed with a cancer that would only leave him months or years to live. Doctors said that there would only be a 8% chance he would live for 5 years. So, he decided to leave behind something wonderful for his daughter.

Garth is 44 years-old and has been diagnosed with cancer three times.

He has been writing notes for his daughter, Emma, every day since she was in second grade.

Garth knows that he will soon die, but he doesn’t want Emma to go one day without a note from him. He wants to know she will be thinking of him.

So, he decided to write a note for every day she would be in high school.

He has written 740 notes. He has 86 to go.

The notes are just tiny words of encouragement for her.

Just so she can smile.

It’s unfair that Garth will be taken from Emma so soon.

But at least she will always have his memory and words to keep her company.

Especially the memories of them dressing as Jedis together during a superhero dance (even though the school didn’t recognize Jedis as superheroes).

To find out more about Garth and Emma’s napkin notes, visit their Facebook page or this post about their story.


Life is rarely fair, but it’s inspiring to see people rise up against their fate and do something incredibly inspirational. Just like Garth. Share his touching story with others by clicking share below.

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