A woman who is battling breast cancer is trying to track down the author of a life-affirming message in a bottle she found washed up on a beach.
Laura Barnard was camping with her boyfriend at North Entrance beach, on the New South Wales Central Coast, on Saturday night when they stumbled across the mysterious bottle.
She opened it to discover a heartwarming message written by a five-year-old boy named Flynn earlier this year.
A woman battling with breast cancer found a life-affirming message in a bottle washed up on a beach (pictured)
Laura Barnard was camping with her boyfriend at North Entrance beach, New South Wales, on Saturday night when they stumbled across the note (pictured)
She opened it to discover a heartwarming message written by a five-year-old boy
‘My name is Flynn Bettison,’ the note read.
‘I am sending this message from Shelly Beach Australia. I hope whomever finds my message has a wonderful life.’
Ms Bernard was diagnosed with breast cancer in February and has since undergone a tough year of chemotherapy, surgery and radiotherapy.
Amid the difficult circumstances, she said that the unique letter brought a smile to her and her boyfriend Mark (pictured)
She has just weeks left of the intensive treatment and has been declared cancer-free by doctors, although she will have to wait another three to five years before she enters remission.
Amid the difficult circumstances, she said that the unique letter brought a smile to her face and brought comfort to the couple.
‘It just touched us so much after what me and Mark have been through this year,’ Ms Bernard told Daily Mail Australia.
The couple are now looking to track down Flynn so they can send him a message in return.
‘We wanted to thank him for putting a smile on our faces,’ Ms Barnard said.
She took to social media to spread the word of her search, writing on Facebook: ‘Please share the post as much as you can so we can find him and hopefully send this little man a card.’
The couple are now looking to track down the letter-writer, a five-year-old boy named Flynn, and send him a message in return