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Mum battling breast cancer touched by diner's lovely act of kindness
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Mum battling breast cancer touched by diner's lovely act of kindness

A little bit of kindness goes a long way, especially at Christmas time.

A mother battling breast cancer says her journey has shown her just how important those small acts of support and love can be in emotionally draining times.

In the past week, she has been reminded again after receiving a lovely note from a stranger after she enjoyed a meal with her family.

Jerina Edwards, who has been busy wrapping Christmas presents in the middle of treatment for breast cancer, was pleasantly surprised when she was given the handwritten note.

“I know how tough it can be going through this. Your meal is on me”
The Oklahoma mum explained in a Facebook post she had just finished a Chinese meal with her family when the waitress brought over a note from another diner instead of the bill.

“Right as we were getting ready to ask for our ticket the waitress brought us this,” she says.

The diner had offered to pay for the family’s bill as an early Christmas present to Jerina, writing that he had lost his wife to cancer five years ago.

The note read: “I lost my wife to cancer five years ago. I know how tough it can be going through this. Your meal is on me. Merry Christmas.”

“I have lost my hair, and I will lose my breast, but I will live”
Jerina was so touched by the note and revealed her cancer journey had shown her that there were “a lot of good people in this world”.

But she was positive and thankful that her family wouldn’t be writing any notes without her.

“I am grateful my own family won’t be leaving notes like this for others,” she says.

“It has been hard, I have fought, I have been sick, tears have been shed, I have missed out on things, I have lost my hair, and I will lose my breast, but I will live. I WILL LIVE.

“My parents will still have their daughter, my husband will still have his wife, my children will still have their mother. Whoever you are - thank you.”

“I have already had my eyes opened to how important it is to reach out to people”
Jerina’s story went viral after it was shared on the Love What Matters Facebook Facebook page.

Jerina, who tested positive for the BRCA2 genetic mutation after her cancer diagnosis, is now halfway through her treatment.

Her post has been shared over 2,100 times.

She explained to the Telegraph her cancer experience had opened her eyes to how important it was to reach out to people and just LOVE them.

“You meet people each day that you don’t realise are hurting and struggling and you can make such a difference with a phone call, a card, or a visit,” she says.

“We’ve have been showered with love by people - many of whom we don’t even know - and this is just one example of it. There is so much good in this world. I will spend the rest of my life paying it forward & am so grateful.”

Credits: Jerina Edwards
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