Mom buys coffee for Starbucks customers in memory of daughter - WKRN News 2

Mom buys coffee for Starbucks customers in memory of daughter

Posted: Updated: March 7, 2014 12:41 PM CST
This note was given to customers who received the free Starbucks coffee Thursday. This note was given to customers who received the free Starbucks coffee Thursday.
MT. JULIET, Tenn. -

A Mt. Juliet mother who lost her little girl to leukemia in 2012 honored her daughter's memory by purchasing coffee for strangers.

Sadie Davis passed away in December 2012, just one month after she was diagnosed with rare acute myelogenous leukemia. She was only 17 months old.

Thursday was her mother Amber's 39th birthday.  To honor her daughter, Davis purchased coffee for customers at the Hermitage Starbucks using gift cards she received during the family's stay at Vanderbilt Children's Hospital when Sadie was sick.

Sad she couldn't celebrate her birthday with Sadie, Amber wrote on her Facebook page, "Since I can't have Sadie here with me physically, [it] doesn't mean I can't do something special with her on my 39th birthday."

She continued, "…We somehow ended up with almost $150 worth of Starbucks gift cards. So, today, the best way I could think to celebrate my 39th birthday with my girl, is to spread her sunshine to $150 worth of people ordering at the Starbucks drive-through in Hermitage."

With their coffee, each customer received a special note in Sadie's remembrance.

Last year, also in memory of her daughter, Amber Davis started a toy drive.  She will again be hosting the toy drive this May.

The donated toys will go to Vanderbilt Children's Hospital and the Department of Children's Services in Wilson County.

For more information, email amber.davis@shineonsadie.com or visit ShineOnSadie.com. (Web site will be set up soon.)

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