Brenda Schmitz’s Christmas Wish

Brenda Schmitz’s Christmas Wish
UPDATE May 2014: david-schmitz-hospital2See photos from the Schmitz family’s magical vacation to Walt Disney World.
UPDATE March 2014: david-schmitz-hospital2See photos from David’s visit to Mercy to thank the doctors and nurses that cared for Brenda.

In more than 20 years of granting Christmas Wishes, we’ve never received a wish quite like the one we received from Brenda Schmitz. Brenda wrote a letter to STAR 102.5’s Christmas Wish in August of 2011 – one month before she passed away from ovarian cancer at the age of 46. She asked her friend to send us her wish once her husband David had found someone else to love him and to help take care of their four boys.

Watch the video of Brenda’s wish here:

See Brenda’s letter here: (Click to enlarge)

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Thank you to the generosity of several local businesses that made granting this wish possible including:

Brian Leech and the team at Service Legends Heating & Cooling
Grip-Tite Foundation Repair
Mediacom
Slumberland Furniture
In the Bag Corporate Catering

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Brenda Schmitz

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Brenda and Max

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Carter and Brenda

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Carter, Brenda, and Max

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Max Schmitz

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Carter and Max

max-jayneMax and his new step-mom, Jayne

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The new Schmitz family.

Listen to the audio of Brenda’s wish below.

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