Carson Daly Shares His Mom's 'Goodbye Letter' While Battling Breast Cancer To Encourage People Not To Give Up

She wrote it in 1998 when she thought she might not make it.

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. In honor of the month, we will be highlighting the stories of those affected, as well as the people who come to their aid and help bring awareness to the issue.

The latest figures from the American Cancer Society reveal that from 1989 to 2015, deaths from breast cancer have dropped by 39 percent, which equates to 322,600 lives saved. The report states, "Declines in breast cancer mortality rates have been attributed to both improvements in treatment, and early detection by mammography." 

In light of this positive news, Carson Daly took to Instagram on October 4 to share a "goodbye letter" his mom, Pattie Daly Caruso, wrote to him and his sister while she was battling breast cancer. Daly shared the note on social media, encouraging those battling cancer never to give up.


The note read, "Take good care of yourselves and each other. I'm so proud of you. Each of you have brought me so much joy! Walk closely with God and be faithful to His word. Teach my grandchildren as you have been taught. Live each day and celebrate life — it's God's greatest gift! You can feel my love even now — know I am with you always. Your Mommy."

Carson wrote on Instagram,

"My sister & I just discovered this 'goodbye' letter Mom left in her desk drawer. It was written in the thick of her breast cancer battle. She clearly thought she might not make it. We never knew. This was 1998. She lived almost 20 years longer. She survived and thrived. Never give up. #PinkPowerTODAY#NationalBreastCancerAwarenessMonth"

Caruso passed away on September 17, 2017 at the age of 73 after suffering a heart attack. The day the Instagram post went up marked the first day Carson returned to work at TODAY following his mom's passing. 

Carson promoted #PinkPower an Breast Cancer Awareness Month with his post, which were causes his mom supported, too. Daly Caruso worked with charities, such as the American Cancer Foundation, Eisenhower Medical Center Auxiliary, and the Ronald McDonald House during her lifetime.

(H/T: Today)


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