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All of us know that a time will come for us to take our last breath and leave this human body - yet, the people in this list decided to make their last hours wonderful by doing something they longed to do for a long time.

We live as if there are countless days ahead. We fail to seize the moment and grab the opportunities to enjoy life to its fullest, do things that make our hearts sing, or express how we feel about the ones we cherish the most. It always seems that we will be able to do that 'later', when the only thing we really have is now.

So, what's on your bucket list? Don't wait for later, enjoy your life now.

#1

When 6-Year-Old Elena Was Diagnosed With Brain Cancer, She Began Hiding Hundreds Of Little Love Notes Around The House For Her Parents To Find After She Was Gone

When 6-Year-Old Elena Was Diagnosed With Brain Cancer, She Began Hiding Hundreds Of Little Love Notes Around The House For Her Parents To Find After She Was Gone

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#2

A Week Before My Grandfather Passed Away, I Snuck His Favorite Beer Into The Nursing Home For Him. It Was His Last Beer Ever

A Week Before My Grandfather Passed Away, I Snuck His Favorite Beer Into The Nursing Home For Him. It Was His Last Beer Ever

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#3

Her Dying Wish Was To See Her Best Friend, Oliver The Cat, One Last Time To Say Goodbye

Her Dying Wish Was To See Her Best Friend, Oliver The Cat, One Last Time To Say Goodbye

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#4

Homeless Man Learned He Was Dying Of Cancer With Only A Few Weeks To Live And His Only Wish Was For Someone To Adopt His Sweet Dog, Baby

Homeless Man Learned He Was Dying Of Cancer With Only A Few Weeks To Live And His Only Wish Was For Someone To Adopt His Sweet Dog, Baby

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#5

Mom's Last Dance With My Dad The Night Before She Passed Away After A 15 Year Battle With Cancer

Mom's Last Dance With My Dad The Night Before She Passed Away After A 15 Year Battle With Cancer

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6 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

This hit home for me. My aunt was a very healthy woman. By the time cancer was done with her, she was unrecognizable. RIP both ladies

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Dying 7-Year-Old-Boy Tells His Seriously Ill Mother To Let Him Die So He Can Give Her His Kidney And Save Her

Dying 7-Year-Old-Boy Tells His Seriously Ill Mother To Let Him Die So He Can Give Her His Kidney And Save Her

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#7

Cancer Patient Mario, 54, Says Goodbye To The Giraffes At Rotterdam Zoo, Whose Enclosure He Used To Clean

Cancer Patient Mario, 54, Says Goodbye To The Giraffes At Rotterdam Zoo, Whose Enclosure He Used To Clean

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#8

Five-Year-Old Girl Suffering From Cystic Fibrosis Is Granted Her Dying Wish To ‘Marry’ Her Best Friend In Heartbreaking Wedding Ceremony Just Hours Before She Passes

Five-Year-Old Girl Suffering From Cystic Fibrosis Is Granted Her Dying Wish To ‘Marry’ Her Best Friend In Heartbreaking Wedding Ceremony Just Hours Before She Passes

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Jason H.
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6 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

S**t... this one made a grown 38 year old man cry. Like literally tears streaming...So sad.

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#9

Tattoo Artist Grants 12-Year-Old Boy’s Last Wish With Colourful Markers

Tattoo Artist Grants 12-Year-Old Boy’s Last Wish With Colourful Markers

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#10

This Girl Gets Her Dying Wish Of Being Serenaded By Florence And The Machine

This Girl Gets Her Dying Wish Of Being Serenaded By Florence And The Machine

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#11

Dying Dad Walks His 11-Year-Old Daughter Down The 'Aisle' To Give Her A Lasting Memory

Dying Dad Walks His 11-Year-Old Daughter Down The 'Aisle' To Give Her A Lasting Memory

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#12

Single Father With Terminal Cancer's Final Wish Came True When He Found A Foster Family For His Four-Year-Old Son Before Dying

Single Father With Terminal Cancer's Final Wish Came True When He Found A Foster Family For His Four-Year-Old Son Before Dying

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Peta Everton
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6 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Oh wow. That man would have been in the worst place mentally. Worrying about his sons future. So horrible. I'm glad he found a family.

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#13

After 75 Years Of Marriage, This Couple Died In Each Others’ Arms Hours Apart

After 75 Years Of Marriage, This Couple Died In Each Others’ Arms Hours Apart

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#14

Cancer-Stricken Son Holds Dying Dad's Hand One Last Time

Cancer-Stricken Son Holds Dying Dad's Hand One Last Time

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#15

My Grandma Wanted To See The Ocean One Last Time Before Checking Into Hospice. Her Face Says It All

My Grandma Wanted To See The Ocean One Last Time Before Checking Into Hospice. Her Face Says It All

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#16

A Former Show Jumper Crippled By Parkinson's Disease Fulfills Her Dream Of Riding A Horse For The Final Time At The Age Of 87

A Former Show Jumper Crippled By Parkinson's Disease Fulfills Her Dream Of Riding A Horse For The Final Time At The Age Of 87

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#17

Dying Vietnam Vet Asks For A Final Meeting With Beloved Horses Outside Hospital

Dying Vietnam Vet Asks For A Final Meeting With Beloved Horses Outside Hospital

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#18

Dying World War Two Engineer Gets Last Wish Granted: To Be Reunited With Iconic Plane, After Bosses See Him Staring Forlornly Through Fence From His Wheelchair

Dying World War Two Engineer Gets Last Wish Granted: To Be Reunited With Iconic Plane, After Bosses See Him Staring Forlornly Through Fence From His Wheelchair

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Kate Thuma
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6 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Awww this is great! Memories are always hardest to let go of.

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#19

Tijn Has One Last Wish: To Prevent Children Dying From Pneumonia. So He Challenged People To Paint Their Nails And Donate Money. He Has Raised Over 2.6 Million Euros To This Day

Tijn Has One Last Wish: To Prevent Children Dying From Pneumonia. So He Challenged People To Paint Their Nails And Donate Money. He Has Raised Over 2.6 Million Euros To This Day

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Lemur
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6 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

As a Dutchman, I'm proud of this hero. He did this for a Dutch radio action called Serious Request, which takes place once a year, for victims of natural disasters, deadly viruses, etc. Thanks Tijn.

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#20

Hospice Patient Receives Dying Wish To Snuggle Some Kittens

Hospice Patient Receives Dying Wish To Snuggle Some Kittens

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#21

A Dying Homeless Man’s Last Wish Was To See His Dog One More Time

A Dying Homeless Man’s Last Wish Was To See His Dog One More Time

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#22

One More Visit Home To See His Newborn Sister

One More Visit Home To See His Newborn Sister

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#23

Dying Father Gets His Final Wish: To See Son Graduate

Dying Father Gets His Final Wish: To See Son Graduate

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#24

North Carolina Neighborhood Celebrates Christmas In October So A Dying Woman Can Have Her Last Christmas

North Carolina Neighborhood Celebrates Christmas In October So A Dying Woman Can Have Her Last Christmas

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#25

Devoted Music Teacher Gives Last Lesson From A Hospital Bed As His Dying Wish To Pass On His Experience To His Students

Devoted Music Teacher Gives Last Lesson From A Hospital Bed As His Dying Wish To Pass On His Experience To His Students

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Caroline Cassano
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6 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

He must have been a great teacher, look how his students are trying to hide their tears.

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#26

Dame Helen Mirren 'Knights' Dying Boy, 10, After Making His Wish For The Queen To Come To Have Tea With Him Come True

Dame Helen Mirren 'Knights' Dying Boy, 10, After Making His Wish For The Queen To Come To Have Tea With Him Come True

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6 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Is she dressed up and "maked up" as the Queen? What a beautiful lady, both younger and older.

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#27

Thousands Of Carolers Surround Home Of Dying Girl, 8, To Fulfill Her Wish For A Massive Christmas Sing-Along

Thousands Of Carolers Surround Home Of Dying Girl, 8, To Fulfill Her Wish For A Massive Christmas Sing-Along

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Sherry Straus
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6 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Chills!! it must have been sooooo beautiful !! such sweetness this little one!

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#28

3-Year-Old Old Girl's Last Wish Was To Meet A Prince And Princess

3-Year-Old Old Girl's Last Wish Was To Meet A Prince And Princess

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#29

James Wathen Is Reunited With His Dog Bubba One Last Time Before Death

James Wathen Is Reunited With His Dog Bubba One Last Time Before Death

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#30

Father Dying Of Terminal Cancer Has Wish To See His Daughter Graduate From His Alma Matter Granted After Texas A&M Brings The Ceremony To Him

Father Dying Of Terminal Cancer Has Wish To See His Daughter Graduate From His Alma Matter Granted After Texas A&M Brings The Ceremony To Him

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#31

Wyatt Gillette, The 8-Year-Old Son Of A Marine Drill Instructor, Was Named An Honorary Marine One Day Before Dying

Wyatt Gillette, The 8-Year-Old Son Of A Marine Drill Instructor, Was Named An Honorary Marine One Day Before Dying

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Peta Everton
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6 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Oh that poor boy was so ill. Full of medication causing him to swell.

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#32

Terminally Ill Air Force Veteran Granted Last Wish Of Sky Diving

Terminally Ill Air Force Veteran Granted Last Wish Of Sky Diving

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#33

One Terminally Ill Woman's Last Wish Was A Visit To The Hospital To See The Scans Of Her Unborn Grandchild

One Terminally Ill Woman's Last Wish Was A Visit To The Hospital To See The Scans Of Her Unborn Grandchild

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#34

Jack Benny Arranged To Have A Single Red Rose Sent To His Wife Every Day After He Was Gone

Jack Benny Arranged To Have A Single Red Rose Sent To His Wife Every Day After He Was Gone

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#35

One Last Visit To The Grave Of His Daughter

One Last Visit To The Grave Of His Daughter

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Lemur
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6 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

After this, may he be happy with his daughter in heaven

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#36

101-Year-Old Meets Newborn Great-Granddaughter Before Dying Days Later

101-Year-Old Meets Newborn Great-Granddaughter Before Dying Days Later

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#37

Dying Forest Ranger Was Granted His Last Wish To See His Beloved Woods One Last Time

Dying Forest Ranger Was Granted His Last Wish To See His Beloved Woods One Last Time

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#38

Last Wish Of A Terminally Ill Woman Was A Private Viewing Of The Rembrandt Exhibition

Last Wish Of A Terminally Ill Woman Was A Private Viewing Of The Rembrandt Exhibition

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#39

Angel De Jesus Zamora's Wish Was Fulfilled When He Was Crowned Chief For A Day Because He Will Never Grow Up To Be One

Angel De Jesus Zamora's Wish Was Fulfilled When He Was Crowned Chief For A Day Because He Will Never Grow Up To Be One

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#41

Jonathan’s Last Wish Was To Provide A Much Needed Irrigation System For The Mbuya Nehanda Children’s Home, An Orphanage In Melfort, Zimbabwe

Jonathan’s Last Wish Was To Provide A Much Needed Irrigation System For The Mbuya Nehanda Children’s Home, An Orphanage In Melfort, Zimbabwe

Jonathan's Impact Orphan Ministries Report

#42

Kailem Married His Girlfriend, Brandi-Lee Wadwell, In A Small Ceremony By His Hospital Bed

Kailem Married His Girlfriend, Brandi-Lee Wadwell, In A Small Ceremony By His Hospital Bed

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#43

Teenager Marries Her Terminally Ill High School Sweetheart In A Heartbreaking Hospital Ceremony Just Days Before He Dies In The Hospital

Teenager Marries Her Terminally Ill High School Sweetheart In A Heartbreaking Hospital Ceremony Just Days Before He Dies In The Hospital

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6 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

This shows true love that she will be able to hold on to a little something of him forever.

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#44

Dying Man, 92, Is Granted His Last Wish To Hold Hands With His Wife Of 66 Years As The Couple Meets For The Last Time Two Hours Before He Dies

Dying Man, 92, Is Granted His Last Wish To Hold Hands With His Wife Of 66 Years As The Couple Meets For The Last Time Two Hours Before He Dies

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#46

Terminally Ill Dad Leads His Daughter Down The Aisle 2 Weeks Before He Passes

Terminally Ill Dad Leads His Daughter Down The Aisle 2 Weeks Before He Passes

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6 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

My grandpa did this for my aunt's wedding. He died about a month though afterwards. He had cancer.

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Final Catch. Dying Vietnam Veteran Fulfills His Last Wish By Being Wheeled To Pond In His Hospital Bed To Go Fishing

Final Catch. Dying Vietnam Veteran Fulfills His Last Wish By Being Wheeled To Pond In His Hospital Bed To Go Fishing

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6 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I remember this story. The man was in hospice at a VA medical center . He caught several fish & I'm glad he did.

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#49

This Woman's Wish Came True When She Met Lionel Richie

This Woman's Wish Came True When She Met Lionel Richie

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Sherry Straus
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6 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Very kind of him to do this for this sweet woman. She must have had many wonderful thoughts and memories from this day.

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#51

Dying Father Gets His Final Wish: To See Son Graduate When The School Throws An Impromptu Ceremony

Dying Father Gets His Final Wish: To See Son Graduate When The School Throws An Impromptu Ceremony

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#52

All This Woman Wanted Was Saying Goodbye To Her Animals

All This Woman Wanted Was Saying Goodbye To Her Animals

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#53

Terminally Ill Groom Fulfills His Final Wish In This Last Minute Wedding

Terminally Ill Groom Fulfills His Final Wish In This Last Minute Wedding

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6 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

What a strong woman she must be. Look at her beautiful smile beneath the veil!

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#54

All This Terminally Ill Man Wanted For His Wish Was To Go Home Again

All This Terminally Ill Man Wanted For His Wish Was To Go Home Again

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#55

Linda's Final Wish Was To Raise Enough Money So That Her Parents Didn't Have To Pay For Her Funeral

Linda's Final Wish Was To Raise Enough Money So That Her Parents Didn't Have To Pay For Her Funeral

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Sherry Straus
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6 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

No one should have to worry about that when they are faced with death. So heartbreaking to think this was on her mind when her wish should have been something other than worrying about money.

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#56

Dying Patient's Last Wish Comes True As She Is Reunited With Beloved Horse For Final Time

Dying Patient's Last Wish Comes True As She Is Reunited With Beloved Horse For Final Time

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#57

Hospital Makes Exception And Allows Couple Married 73 Years To Be Together In Same Room

Hospital Makes Exception And Allows Couple Married 73 Years To Be Together In Same Room

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#58

Terminally Ill Patient Had "The Best Day Of His Life" When His Wish For The Last Ride Was Fulfilled

Terminally Ill Patient Had "The Best Day Of His Life" When His Wish For The Last Ride Was Fulfilled

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#59

Terminally Ill Star Wars Fan Gets His Dying Wish As He's Granted Access To Early Force Awakens Screening

Terminally Ill Star Wars Fan Gets His Dying Wish As He's Granted Access To Early Force Awakens Screening

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6 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I read about this one... ech... so sad, yet so nice that he actually could see it.

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A Scottish Teen Fulfilled His Dying Wish Of Taking His Girlfriend To The Prom

A Scottish Teen Fulfilled His Dying Wish Of Taking His Girlfriend To The Prom

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#61

Cancer Patient Fulfilled Dying Wish To Marry Former College Sweetheart He Dated 30 Years Earlier In Valentine's Day Ceremony

Cancer Patient Fulfilled Dying Wish To Marry Former College Sweetheart He Dated 30 Years Earlier In Valentine's Day Ceremony

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#62

Touching Moment: Crew Stand And Salute Dying Pearl Harbor Sailor As He Is Granted Final Wish To Board The Dewey Again

Touching Moment: Crew Stand And Salute Dying Pearl Harbor Sailor As He Is Granted Final Wish To Board The Dewey Again

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#63

A Costumed Worker Entertains A Smiling Patient On Her Classic Wish For A 3-Day Trip To Euro Disney

A Costumed Worker Entertains A Smiling Patient On Her Classic Wish For A 3-Day Trip To Euro Disney

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Emma Cook
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6 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

She looked really happy with her wish :) I'm glad they helped , I think Disney gets a lot of these type of requests:(

#64

Terminally Ill 14-Year-Old Girl's Last Wish: To Have A Prom

Terminally Ill 14-Year-Old Girl's Last Wish: To Have A Prom

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#65

Once More To The Beach

Once More To The Beach

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#66

This Woman Got To See The Beach And Feel The Sand One Last Time

This Woman Got To See The Beach And Feel The Sand One Last Time

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6 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

This got to me the most... I'd be lying if I said i wasn't already crying through the other 67, but this one...feeling sand for the last time.. my biggest fear in death is not being able to physically feel anything..not emotionally.

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New Hampshire Teacher Harriet Richardson Ames, 100, Meets Dream Of Getting Degree A Day Before Dying

New Hampshire Teacher Harriet Richardson Ames, 100, Meets Dream Of Getting Degree A Day Before Dying

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#68

Terminally Ill Man Given Weeks To Live Fulfills Wish To Touch The Sea One Last Time

Terminally Ill Man Given Weeks To Live Fulfills Wish To Touch The Sea One Last Time

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#69

92-Year-Old Grandmother Gets Dying Wish To Fly In A Rainbow Motorized Parachute Fulfilled

92-Year-Old Grandmother Gets Dying Wish To Fly In A Rainbow Motorized Parachute Fulfilled

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#70

This Gentleman Wanted To See His Hometown From Above

This Gentleman Wanted To See His Hometown From Above

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Wedding In The Back Yard So Grandpa Could Be There To Give Granddaughter Away..

Wedding In The Back Yard So Grandpa Could Be There To Give Granddaughter Away..

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I Didn't Have A Picture But My Grandma Wanted Her Entire Family With Her While She Died

I Didn't Have A Picture But My Grandma Wanted Her Entire Family With Her While She Died

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6 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I don't have a picture either, Julia, but my mother-in-law, in the last sentence I heard her utter from her hospital deathbed, said, "I wish I could go home and cook just one more meal for my family". The power of her words and the love they evoke reminds me how important the simple acts of just living are. Family and mealtime are everything. Your grandmother would be so happy you appreciated and remembered her desire to get her family all together.