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Mum-Of-Four's Christmas Wish Fulfilled By Radio Show - Two Years After She Died

23/12/2013 13:36 | Updated 22 May 2015

Brenda Schmitz

A mum-of-four's Christmas wish has been fulfilled – two years after she died.

Brenda Schmitz, 46, wrote a letter addressed to her local radio station, which runs an annual Christmas wishes programme, knowing that she was going to die.

She asked a friend to only post the letter to the Iowa radio station, Star 102.5, once her widowed husband, David, had fallen in love again.

This year the station brought David in to the studio and surprised him on air by saying they had received a letter from his late wife.

Brenda wrote: "When you are in receipt of this letter, I will have already lost my battle to ovarian cancer.

"I told [my friend] once my loving husband David had moved on in his life and had met someone to share his life with again, to mail this letter to all of you at the station."

Brenda's 'Christmas wish' from the station was for David's new love to be pampered.

She wrote: "She deserves it, being a stepmother to all those boys. Make her smile and know her efforts are truly appreciated from me."

She also requested a 'magical trip' for all the family as well as a night out for cancer doctors at Mercy Medical Hospital where she was treated before her death in September 2011.

All three of Brenda's wishes where granted by the station and local sponsors, who sent the family of eight, including two children of David's partner Jane, to Disney World.

David's radio surprise was also broadcast on YouTube where it has been viewed more than half a million times.

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