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Woman finds balloons on porch, helps fund burial for strangers' mother

The day after Mother's Day, one woman found three balloons on her doorstep, each with a letter tied to it.
Sarah Sanders Petersen, Deseret News Modified: May 15, 2014 at 1:28 pm •  Published: May 15, 2014
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The mother of three children, Renee Finney, 42, died May 5 after a yearlong fight with cancer, leaving behind David, 15; Davion, 18; and Karries, 25.

With Mother's Day quickly approaching after their mother's death, the children decided to each write a letter to their mother, attach it to a balloon and let it loose on Sunday.

"At first I thought they were really dumb, like she's not going to get them," Davion told KGTV 10 News.

The letter's expressed their longing for their mother and their desire to find enough money for a funeral.

The letters were let loose and ended up at the home of one woman from Murrieta, California, 30 miles away. It was Monday morning when Yvette Melton discovered the balloons on her doorstep.

"The morning after Mother's Day, I walked outside to find two Mother's Day balloons with three notes attached resting in my yard. I brought them inside and took the attached pictures as I knew that these had to be letters to heaven," Melton wrote online.

"I felt very intrusive but felt the need to find out where they had come from."

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