Posted September 06, 2018 08:11:03A young woman in the US state of Missouri is taking the fight to save her daughter from her own mother’s cancer by using the hashtag #GoOnWish.
Bethany Bower is a mom to three boys ages 8, 9 and 11.
She says she has never had a negative reaction from her kids, so when she heard that her son, who was diagnosed last month with Hodgkin lymphoma, had started to get better she decided to go ahead and ask for a wish on her daughter.
Bower was diagnosed at the age of 15 with the same cancer, which she has now gone through three times, so it was not until she was 32 that she finally felt comfortable to ask for the wish.
“It was like the first time in a while, I felt like I was getting the cancer and I felt really bad, but I just didn’t know if I was going to live through it or not,” Bower told NBC News.
Bowers first thought of the hashtag, which was trending on Twitter by the time she started to see positive responses.
“My oldest son was so excited.
He was like, ‘Mommy, I want a wish!’
And I was like ‘No, you need to stop doing that.
You need to be quiet, calm down,'” Bower said.
She then made the request on her Facebook page.
“I had a dream that my daughter would get a wish, that we would be in heaven together,” she said.
“So that’s when I started to realize that my wish was really being granted.”
The mother-of-three started to share the hashtag and she says it has now been retweeted more than 12,000 times.
“There was so much support, it’s like, it was a blessing to me to get so many people sharing that it really meant so much to me,” she added.
Bowles daughter, a former high school cheerleader, is now able to go back to her friends and is happy to have her parents’ wishes recognized.
“They were really supportive and they knew that I wanted them to be there for me,” Bowers said.
For her, the hashtag is just another way to show her gratitude to those who want to help.
“The fact that we’re talking about this with people who really want to be a part of our lives, it makes me feel better,” she explained.