Girl Uses Dad’s Credit Card To Buy Christmas Gifts Before Dying Of Cancer
Lily-Mae McKinstry is gone, but she’s still sending Christmas gifts to her family.
The 10-year-old, who died of brain cancer on November 7, seems to have spent her final weeks sneaking her father’s credit card and ordering surprise gifts for the whole family.
Lily’s parents describe her as thoughtful and organized. She left behind a stack of handwritten “thank you” notes to her loved ones as well as an unofficial will indicating her clothes be given to poor children.
The little girl had been adventurous and active until last May, when she began suffering from weakening muscles which turned out to be a rare type of brain tumor called a diffuse intrinsic pontine glioma.
Lily endured six weeks of radiation therapy, but the tumor only came back with a vengeance this past fall.
The McKinstrys, who live in Chelmsford, Essex, see the unexpected presents as a sign their daughter’s thinking of them. So far, she’s sent colored bandanas, a Build-A-Bear and a chicken costume for her brother.
Vicki, Lily’s mother, told the Daily Mail,
Every few days we are receiving packages in the post…it’s really emotional when we open them but it’s also so comforting.
Lily was so thoughtful and organised, I know how happy this would’ve made her.