Bryan Patterson's Faithworks


“HELLO my name is Brenda Schmitz and when you are in receipt of this letter I will already have lost my battle to ovarian cancer.”

With these words Brenda, who had died of cancer two years, earlier gave her husband and children and one other special woman, one of the most inspirational and beautiful Christmas gifts of all time.

According to the Des Moines Register, Brenda had always been touched by the Christmas Wish program run by local Des Moines radio station KSTZ Star 102.5 each year.

Then about two weeks ago station brand manager Scott Allen received a letter in the mail.

“We’ve been doing the Christmas Wish program for 20-plus years. We’ve never received a wish like this, ever,” he told the Register.

The letter was from Brenda, written two years earlier, a month before she died of ovarian cancer, leaving behind her husband David and four young…

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