After losing their mother to brain cancer in April, a Tennessee woman wanted to make her younger sister’s birthday special.
But after only one person responded to their party invitations, strangers stepped in to show their support.
Chloe Sexton, 28, and Charlotte Sexton, 8, lost their mother, Jennifer, on April 12 after battling brain cancer for 11 years, Chloe told CNN on Saturday.
Chloe is now Charlotte’s legal guardian.
“I sent the invites out early and I heard nothing back except from one person,” Chloe said. “It upset me that I couldn’t give her the birthday I wanted to.”
Charlotte had to transfer to a new school in the middle of the school year after losing her mother. Her new classmates and parents were aware of her mother’s death, Chloe said.