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Denise Johnson: Birthday surprise for a new friend

I went to a surprise birthday party this weekend for a new friend that I had never met. 

Sabrina Veith and I have developed a friendship over the past few months on Facebook.  She reached out to me one morning complimenting me on the clothes that I wear on the air each morning.  We instantly struck up a friendship, realizing that we have a lot in common. We both have three kids, we are the same age, she had a pet squirrel and I have a pet chipmunk.  Sabrina and her husband Mike get up every morning around 5 a.m. and turn on FOX19 NOW to watch their favorite news team - yes us!

I received a message from one of Sabrina’s friends inviting me to her surprise birthday party.   I asked how she knew that Sabrina and I were friends, she said Sabrina’s husband told her we had been talking on Facebook.

I decided to go to the party on Saturday afternoon arriving. When I walked in, they called Sabrina out of the pool. She was so surprised to see me and gave me a big hug.  She kept saying I can’t believe you are here. I laughed and said it was time to meet my new friend. 

We sat and talked for a couple of hours.  I really enjoyed meeting Sabrina for the first time along with her husband and friends.

Sabrina has become such an inspiration to me over the past couple of months.  Sabrina is fighting for her life.  She was diagnosed with cancer 2 and a half years ago and has been doing chemo ever since.  She is always positive and offering a positive twist on things that are going on in my personal life.  I realize in talking to her that I have nothing to complain about. I now have a new friend and look forward to getting to know her even more!

People are in our lives for a reason, a season, or a lifetime… I truly believe this!

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