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Woman Diagnosed With Terminal Cancer Writes Powerful Letter To Sons, Then Faces Heartache Yet Again

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Tess Follett

After a terminal brain cancer diagnosis, a mother is facing the inevitable heartbreak of leaving her two sons to grow up without her.

When Sara Chivers, 34, found out her longtime battle with cancer had become terminal, she decided to write an emotional goodbye letter to her beloved children, The New Daily reports.

The Australian native was given the devastating news back in March, when doctors told her the three tumors in her brain were inoperable. She had previously beat the same disease in 2008.

In her letter, she touched upon many topics, sharing words of wisdom, giving sound advice, and speaking of her unconditional love for her sons, 3-year-old Hugh and Alfie,18 months.

Alfie and Hugh
Tess Follett

"Be brave in your convictions and believe in yourself. Never tease or ridicule someone because they’re different to you. You will be a better person by surrounding yourself with people who will challenge your views and beliefs," the letter said.

"Love hard. As they say, it is better to have loved and lost, than never to have loved at all. That’s how I feel about you both," she wrote. "Heartbroken doesn’t come close to describing the pain I feel at not being in your lives in the future, but I would never change or forego the time we have spent together and the immense joy you have brought me. You are without a doubt my proudest accomplishments."

Chivers family
Tess Follett

She also spoke of the strength of her husband: "Your Dad is the most admirable, courageous man I have ever known. He is my companion, my rock, my everything. He has shown true grit in the face of our adversities, and without him beside me I would have crumbled."

However, in a devastating twist, the couple have recently found out their youngest son has also been diagnosed with brain cancer as well.

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