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Mar 04 2011

When A Dying Wish Actually Comes True

Published by at 7:20 am under Editorial

Sometimes I sit at this computer and think to myself, “what am I doing here?”  You just kind of go through the motions and if you let it get to you realize that you’re not really “living.”  You think that you’re really just passing the time.  And before you know it all that time is gone and the things that you wished you could do are no longer possible.

Unfortunately for these individuals, they literally didn’t have this time.  All they had left were wishes that could only be fulfilled on short notice.  Thankfully these people did in fact get their dying wishes before they passed away….

Teenager Wanted to Go To Homecoming Dance


Brett Marie Christian had Leukemia at the age of 15 and her prognosis was not good.   As her dying wish, she had always wanted to go to her homecoming dance but was in too bad a condition to do so.  So instead of her going to homecoming, a student decided to bring homecoming to her.  Treyton Carter brought himself as well as 50 other classmates to see Brett and they danced the night away.   She sadly died not to long after.

100-Year-Old Got Her Degree One Day Before Dying


It was Harriet Richardson Ames’ dream to earn her bachelor’s degree in education. She finally reached that milestone nearly three weeks after achieving another: her 100th birthday. The day after receiving her diploma at her bedside, the retired school teacher died, pleased that she had accomplished her goal.

Woman Gets Married as Her Final Wish


Maire Taomia was diagnosed with gastric cancer and, as a dying wish, asked her father to give his blessing for the marriage. The Ashburton woman and Marouna Tunui, 23, were married in a bittersweet ceremony before 300 friends and family at St. Christopher’s Church in Avonhead. CanTeen, the Cancer Society of New Zealand and Christchurch’s Millennium Hotel covered the costs of a wedding cake, a wedding dress, a limousine, a photographer and a hotel room for the couple’s honeymoon.

6-Year-Old Girl Sent Love Letters To Parents


When 6-year-old Elena Desserich 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. She was given 135 days to live. She lived 255 days, passing away in 2007. After her death, Elena’s parents, Brooke and Keith, found hundreds of notes from Elena hidden around the house — in between CD cases, between bookshelves, in dresser drawers, in backpacks.

Man released from jail by dying wish from Wife


A Northern California man serving a sentence for assaulting his wife was released in 2011 because of the dying wish from the woman he admitted beating. 3 months prior to this, Jeremy Davis was sentenced to 12 months in the Monterey County Jail after pleading guilty to the charges. He was let go after his wife, Char Davis, asked a judge to release him. The reason for the request: she was diagnosed with terminal cancer Christmas Eve. After providing proof of her illness, a Monterey County judge sympathized with Davis and granted her request.





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