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Brenda's Wish



BRENDA'S WISH: A True Story of Faith, Family and the Testament of Love is a unique story of Brenda Schmitz, a cancer-stricken wife and mother who, in the few precious months left, wrote a letter to a local radio station and asked a friend to deliver it when the time was right: when her husband David found a new wife to help raise their four boys.


Two years later after Brenda passes away, David hears the words of his late wife for the first time and receives an incredible wish from the radio station. It's an incredible display of love, loss, faith, and hope, and shows one remarkable woman's selfless acts to help her family grieve and move on after her passing.


Keep tissue near as you journey through the dramatic stage 4 cancer diagnosis, a mother's determined fight for her family, a community united, a husband's paralyzing grief turned resilience, and inexplicable reaffirmations of love, guardianship, and wonder from the afterlife.


After the emotional Christmas wish interview was picked up by the evening local news, it went viral. Days later, David had 440 media contacts from Good Morning America, The Today Show, Ellen DeGeneres, The View, countless writers, and other major networks requesting an interview. The interview currently has 4.6 million views and continues to be one of the most shared and liked stories on Facebook, especially around Christmas.

Brenda's Wish

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