Mom writes her own heartbreaking obituary
A mother's heartbreaking self-penned obituary focuses on her life, rather than her death.
"I died Thursday, April 16, 2015 surrounded by family, in the arms of my husband and [soul mate], Brendan Patrick O'Rourke," she wrote. "Of all the things I did in this life, nothing compared to being with brendan and our children. I fought every day to stay alive and to be with them."
O'Rourke's husband, who met his wife when they were both just 14-years old, told the "Today Show," "She was so powerful. [...] Most people, up until very recently, didn't even know she was sick, even though she'd been through multiple surgeries and treatments. She always had a positive outlook. She always cared more for everybody else first."
He said in addition to writing her own obituary, she also organized her own funeral so family wouldn't have to take on the burden.
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