This is a truly heartbreaking story where a terminally ill mother records 25 years of birthday wishes for her newborn daughter.
26-year-old Lin discovered she was pregnant however she had to decide whether to continue with the pregnancy as she was suffering from osteosarcoma, a type of bone cancer.
She decided to continue with the pregnancy and gave birth to a girl.Knowing that she did not have long left to live, she recorded messages for her daughter.
On September 1, she gave birth to the baby which was two months premature.
Doctors then told Lin that she did not have much time left to live.
So she decided to record 25 years worth of birthday wishes for her daughter.
Footage posted by CCTV News shows the woman lying in her hospital bed sending her baby a first birthday message.
The baby’s grandmother can be seen crying in the background as Lin sings Happy Birthday to her daughter.
The footage then cuts to the newborn daughter lying in a bed with breathing apparatus.
Lin tells the camera: ‘Mum will leave for a while to a particularly far away place.’
She ends the message with ‘Be good my baby.’
Many people on China’s social media site Weibohave been left upset by the woman’s story.
One user commented: ‘She must be very sad when she was recording her message.’
While another wrote: ‘This courageous mother gave birth to her kid, this is her personal choice. We have to respect her decision.’
And one said: ‘If she brought the kid to the world, but she could not nurture her, it’s very unfair for the kid.’
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