A Mother’s Wish

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LIMESTONE COUNTY, Ala. (WHNT) - A Limestone County mother with terminal breast cancer has a final wish, to take her kids on vacation in Orlando. Thanks to friends and family, the wish is coming true!

One by one up the escalator family members came. They’re here to make Maria Jemisson’s wish come true.

“For several years Maria has wanted to provide a trip for her children and financially she wasn't able to do so.” Mary Dailey, Maria’s mother-in-law said.

Maria was diagnosed with breast cancer 8 years ago, though sick, she’s going to Orlando thanks to her family.

“I found this organization on line called memories of love that provides trips to terminally ill people, she was approved then we had to go through the process of funding the travel there.” Mary said.

Maria’s friends and family pitched in…

“We used gofundme.com, people just gave, we raised enough airfare for her and her 3 children in about 15 days.” Mary said.

Making memories that will last a lifetime.

“We're going to be visiting Universal Studios and SeaWorld.” Mary said.

Maria wanted to drive at first to keep the cost down, but family members knew that would be too hard of a trip for her to make by car.


  • Concerned

    Priceless! Thank God for Samaritans in this world! I was happy to help make this dream become possible!

  • Mary A. Dailey

    Dear Concerned. Thank you and others for helping to make this vacation possible for Maria and her children. Thank you WHNT 19 for sharing Maria’s story.

  • Daphne Turner

    What a wonderful story. So glad the world has good people thinking of others before themselves. God Bless you!!! And thank you WHNT for airing this touching heartfelt story.

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