N.S. sisters ‘overwhelmed’ by outpour of support for mother with cancer
Published Friday, January 29, 2016 6:54PM AST
Last Updated Friday, January 29, 2016 7:07PM AST
The daughters of a woman with cancer in Upper Onslow, N.S., say they’re humbled by the show of generosity from strangers across the Maritimes.
Sabine Pace and Michelle Thrower created a makeshift garden after their mother, Doris Hanna, said she just wanted to see flowers.
"It's been heartwarming and touching to feel all the love and support from everybody," said Thrower.
Hanna, 73, was diagnosed with lung cancer, which has spread to her bones and brain.
The garden has since been brought inside to save it from Friday’s storm.
"We are going to unplant, and wait for the snow, and then replant,” said Thrower. “I've never wished for snow so much in my life because we can keep them here longer."
The family has received bouquets of flowers from as far as British Columbia throughout the week. They’ve also received messages on social media from Australia, the UK and Germany from those touched by the generosity.
“Anybody who says there's no beauty in the world - take a good look, because there sure is," said Pace.
Pace said Hanna finally had the opportunity to see the garden for herself.
"We got her up in the wheelchair, my husband carried her out, and we got her to the window,” said Pace. “It made her smile, and then tears. She's overwhelmed.”
The sisters say the garden will be replanted with the spirit of spring in their thoughts and the love from everyone who contributed in their hearts
"I love you guys all, thank you isn't enough," said Thrower.
With files from CTV Atlantic’s Suzette Belliveau.