A beloved grandma in hospice care cried when she was surprised by her military grandson who she raised but never thought she would see again because of his deployment. Margaret Poulson, 87, known as Peggy, has Stage 4 kidney failure, and her family said it is likely she only has weeks left to live.

Peggy’s grandson, Eric Poulson, 27, was raised by his grandma after his father died when he was aged two in a freak accident. Eric’s brother, Bobby, also died in a tragic car accident five years ago, leaving Eric – whose mom has also passed – as Peggy’s only relation to her late son. With Peggy’s condition spiraling, Eric, a member of the Philadelphia National Guard, did everything he could to return from his deployment in Saudi Arabia.

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