8 Amazing Stories of Dying Wishes Coming True
1The teenager girl who wanted to go to her homecoming dance and died 3 days later
Miss Christian was crowned homecoming queen on a Saturday night and died three days later with her family all around. There were lots of things the high school sophomore knew she'd miss. Getting married, having kids, growing old .But she wanted one last dance.
2The dying girl who wished to see Pixar's ‘Up'
Note: Our reader Christopher wanted us to add that according to TV Tropes, the movie was not in theatres yet, and Pixar specially made a DVD for her, flew it out, and let her have her wish. On top of that, it is written that they didn't try publicizing it either.
3The 100-year-old woman who got her degree a day before dying
4The dying boy who helped feeding the hungry
The Brenden Foster Food Drive was created by the broadcasting station in his honor. In Seattle, volunteers from the Emerald City Lights Bike Ride passed out over 200 sandwiches to the homeless. Inspired viewers took part in the "Stuff the Truck" food drive in Brenden's honor, filling seven trucks of groceries and $95,000 in cash to benefit the Northwest Harvest and Food Lifeline. Brenden's story also reached KOMO's sister station in Portland, Oregon, KATU, which reported actions inspired by Brenden in Los Angeles, Ohio, and Pensacola, Florida. At the Union Rescue Mission in Los Angeles, for instance, over 2,500 meals have been served in Brenden's name. His advocacy for the homeless housed in tent cities continues to be remembered. A Vietnam War veteran from Kentucky who lost his leg in the war was so touched by the story, he gave Brenden his purple heart.
The Seattle Seahawks NFL franchise paid for Brenden's funeral; he was buried in Evergreen Washelli Cemetery in Seattle, Washington.
5The woman who wanted to get married as her final wish
When the doctor told Taomia there was nothing more they could do, she told her father: "I want to get married." The young couple, who have been together for more than two years, have a one-year-old son, Detroit. The pair has lived in a single-bed room in Christchurch Hospital since November 2010. Rongo said his daughter was energetic and beautiful during the ceremony held in January 2011, but her illness was not forgotten.
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.
6The six-year-old girl who wanted to leave love letters to her parents
7The 5-year-old who dreamed of singing to Simon Cowell before dying
8The dying wife who asked for her husband who beat her up to be free from jail
Char Davis walked away from the courthouse in tears, hand-in-hand with her husband's father, a retired nursing director who will help care for her. As part of the condition of his release, Davis will attend weekly domestic violence classes.
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