Magic Moments: Cassell family receives Christmas gifts

Peggy Cassell is fighting stage 4 lung cancer

LINCOLN, Neb. (KLKN) – This holiday season, Union Bank is continuing its Magic Moments Christmas experience and Channel 8 is proud to team up with them again this year.  Today Union Bank stopped by the Cassell home to give Peggy and her family a special Christmas.

Peggy’s daughter Mikayla nominated her mom to receive this magic moment to honor her and giver her a Christmas to remember.

She said, “My mom is my best friend and I talk to her everyday and she’s always been there for me and I wanted to make sure that she had a special holiday.”

Peggy was recently was diagnosed with stage 4 lung cancer and was given a terminal diagnosis, but she is hoping for a miracle to spend more time with her family.

She told us, “I’m still hoping for a miracle.  Ben is only fourteen, they all still need me, but they need me for more than just a couple of years.”

Some of the gifts Peggy and her family received: dinner reservations, a limo ride, a day at the spa for Peggy and her daughter, as well as an iPad.  Her son Ben got a Nintendo Switch.  They were all so thankful for the generosity and had a hard time putting the experience into words.

Peggy told us she was just so grateful for everything.

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