A 42-year-old woman in Moreno Valley, California named Renee Finney passed away from cancer the week before Mother's Day. And she left behind three kids . . . ages 16, 18, and 25.
They didn't have enough money to pay for a funeral, and obviously they were heartbroken. As a way to cope, a friend told them each to write their mom a letter and send them to heaven . . . by attaching the notes to balloons, and letting them go.
The next day, a 55-year-old woman named Yvette Melton found the balloons on her front lawn, 35 miles away. One of the letters mentioned the funeral costs . . . so Yvette decided to help.
She brought the letters to work, managed to raise $2,000 with her co-workers, and created a page on GoFundMe.com. And since then, she's raised over TWENTY THOUSAND DOLLARS. Enough to cover the funeral and then some.
Renee's oldest daughter told the local news that she didn't think the letters would actually reach her mom. But now she knows her mom must have MADE them fall in Yvette's front yard.