Garth Callaghan is dying. He has been diagnosed with cancer three times in two years and doctors give him just an 8 percent chance of living another five years.

But he is determined to keep a promise he made to his daughter.

Dying Father Writes 826 Notes for Daughters Lunch Through High School

(Credit: BecauseISaidIWould.com)

Ever since his daughter, Emma, was in second grade, Callaghan, 44, has written uplifting notes on napkins he includes in her lunches. He promised her she would get one every day until she graduates from high school.

Rather than accepting that his diagnosis may make that impossible, the father began writing the notes to his daughter in advance. He needs 826 notes to get her through high school — and he’s almost there. The blog BecauseISaidIWould.com noted earlier this week that Callaghan had written 740, leaving just 86 more needed.

Take a look at some of the incredibly inspiring notes his daughter will be able to look forward to for years to come:

Dying Father Writes 826 Notes for Daughters Lunch Through High School

(Credit: BecauseISaidIWould.com)

Dying Father Writes 826 Notes for Daughters Lunch Through High School

(Credit: BecauseISaidIWould.com)

Dying Father Writes 826 Notes for Daughters Lunch Through High School

(Credit: BecauseISaidIWould.com)

Dying Father Writes 826 Notes for Daughters Lunch Through High School

(Credit: BecauseISaidIWould.com)

Dying Father Writes 826 Notes for Daughters Lunch Through High School

(Credit: BecauseISaidIWould.com)

Dying Father Writes 826 Notes for Daughters Lunch Through High School

(Credit: BecauseISaidIWould.com)

Dying Father Writes 826 Notes for Daughters Lunch Through High School

(Credit: BecauseISaidIWould.com)

Dying Father Writes 826 Notes for Daughters Lunch Through High School

(Credit: BecauseISaidIWould.com)

(H/T: Gawker)