Dying father commits to write 826 'napkin notes' to his daughter

Published: Friday, May 23 2014 4:10 p.m. MDT

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Garth Callaghan has been slipping notes written on napkins into his now-14-year-old daughter's lunchbox since early elementary school, but the notes became more precious when he got the fatal diagnoses of kidney cancer.

Inspired by the social movement Because I said I would, Callaghan committed to writing 826 "napkin notes" for his daughter Emma, which means she'll have a daily note up to her high school graduation whether he's alive or not, according to UPROXX.

"Dear Emma, sometimes when I need a miracle, I look into your eyes and realize I've already created one," Garth wrote on one of the many notes.

Every day, Emma saves the notes and puts them in a composition book so she can always have a piece of him, according to an interview on the "Today Show."

Callaghan posts his daily napkin notes on his Facebook page.

Megan Marsden Christensen is an intern with the Deseret News writing for the Faith & Family section. She recently graduated from BYU-Idaho with a bachelor's degree in communication.

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