After her husband abandoned her and her 6 kids, this dying woman begs her friend to take her babies when she’s gone

Single mother Beth Laitkep was battling breast cancer for the second time when her husband left her in the midst of treatments. With no father figure in the picture, Laitkep turned to her friend with a question that would change her life forever.

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