74-Year-Old Spends Her Entire Life Savings Nursing Her Daughter Back to Health – Then, She Wins a $2 Million Lottery
Good news kept coming for the selfless woman.
There is nothing harder than watching your child suffer from an illness that could take their life.
Burying a child is one of the most unnatural things a parent can do — it is our worst nightmare.
It is also what Geraldine Gimblet wanted to avoid at all costs when she found out her daughter, Lawrencina Jackson, had breast cancer.
Why One Woman Decided to Spend Her Entire Savings
74-year-old Geraldine would not be deterred. She was going to do whatever it took to nurse her daughter back to health, even if it meant she would lose every penny she had.
She put all of her energy, love, and money towards her daughter’s cancer treatments, not even thinking twice about the consequences.
“I really didn’t think about it. I just did what I had to do,” Geraldine said.
Despite dealing with her daughter’s illness and increasing financial insecurity, Gerladine’s daily habit of buying a scratch-off lottery ticket never changed.
So, when she entered the Pipkin Road Beverage Castle convenience store in her Florida neighborhood, she thought nothing of it when she bought a ticket.
Geraldine loves the crossword puzzle games, and the store clerk thought that there were none left when she went in to buy one. She asked him to check again, and lo and behold, there was one left.
“At first the gas station clerk thought there were no tickets left, but I asked him to double-check because I like the crossword games the best. He found the last one,” she said.
The ticket was a $2 Million Bonus Cashword — and she was shocked when she scratched it and saw that she had won the grand prize. In disbelief, Geraldine had the clerk check on his phone. It wasn’t a mistake – she had won.
“I’ve been scratching for a long time. Every single day, I bring these scratch-offs in my pockets.”
How a Woman Was Rewarded for Her Selflessness
The timing of Geraldine’s win was especially heartwarming since it was the day after her daughter Lawrencina finished her chemotherapy treatment and was officially cancer free.
“The day before my mom bought this ticket, I rang the bell and walked out of the hospital after completing my last treatment for breast cancer,” Lawrencina said.
Without her mother’s emotional and financial support, Lawrencina may not have been able to ring that bell. Geraldine had spent all of her money helping to pay for her daughter’s cancer treatments. Lawrencina was ecstatic to find herself cancer-free, but she didn’t know how she would ever repay her mother.
“Her doing what she did just meant so much to me. I don’t even see where I can replace it. I just have to keep loving her, maybe that’ll help,” she said.
Geraldine is a good person whose selfless actions helped keep her family alive and thriving. Her daughter and granddaughter are so grateful to her for sacrificing everything for them.
Good things come to those who act out of love.
Geraldine wasn’t worried about the future — she just wanted her daughter to be happy and by her side. She didn’t have to worry, the universe had her back. She won the lottery the very day after her daughter entered remission — if that’s not a big of magic, we’re not sure what is.
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