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Dad with Cancer Writes Hundreds of Napkin Notes for Daughter’s Lunchbox

In November of 2011, W. Garth Callaghan was given just an 8% chance of living more than five years after being diagnosed with cancer. But even though he’s not sure how much longer he has left, he wants to ensure that his young daughter Emma still receives encouraging notes in her lunchbox from her dad—even after he’s gone. As part of his Napkin Notes projects Callaghan partnered with the group Because I Said So (a non-profit focused on promises), to write 826 personal notes for Emma’s lunch. Callaghan’s simple mission has also inspired him to encourage partners everywhere to find ways to reach out and stay connected with their own children. The campaign has even spawned an ebook. He told Mashable, “She does love Napkin Notes and looks forward to them each day. She has friends that are jealous of her notes. I am just thankful with the fact that she feels comfortable enough with her own self and shares them with friends” …

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