10 most touching and good last desires
Have you ever thought about the date of your death? What will be waiting for us at the end of the road? In the world there are people who unfortunately know how much they have left to live. Most of the remaining time, they dream only of fulfilling their last tiny desires. Here is a selection of touching last desires that have had a great influence on many people.
The dying girl decided to dance with her boyfriend for the last time in the hospital
In a sense, Brett Marie Christian was just like any other 15-year-old girl. She loved Facebook, cartoons, and always looked forward to school dancing. The only thing that distinguished her from other girls of her age was that she had been struggling with leukemia since 11 years old. Despite this, she had a special relationship with Treyton's best friend. He visited her daily when she was in a hospice, where they watched TV together, talked, and where their first kiss occurred.
During one of her visits in 2010, when Treyton came there with her parents, Brett told his mother that she was looking forward to the ball graduates at her school, wanting to dance one last dance with Treyton. She even got herself a dress. Knowing that a fragile girl might not live to see this, Brett and Treyton’s mothers made every effort to have a dance party at her hospice. On September 4, 2010, together with family, friends and 50 other classmates, Brett and Treyton danced their last dance, fulfilling the girl's last wish. She died a couple of days after this evening.
Dying boy gave toys to children's hospital
Nathan Garcia (Nathan Garcia) - a boy from Southern California who died of brain cancer on December 19, 2012, just two days after celebrating his 13th birthday. Cancer was diagnosed with Nathan in September 2011. Even after surgery and chemotherapy, he could not fully recover. His condition worsened every day, and, knowing that the inevitable was to happen, Nathan decided to make a wish on his 13th, and possibly last birthday. He decided to donate thousands of toys for other children in the hospital, where he lay just during the Christmas holidays.He and his family began to collect toys, and representatives of the local press drew attention to their actions and published a number of articles about Nathan’s last wish.
With donations from the local community, Nathan and his family were able to collect almost 4,000 toys. Nathan would like to distribute the toys himself, but was too weak to do that. Two days after he died, volunteers came to pick up the toys that Nathan and his family collected and distributed to their children at Nathan’s hospital, fulfilling the boy’s last will.
A homeless person met his dog just before he died
They say that a dog is a man’s best friend. And this is confirmed in the case of Kevin McClain, 57, a native of Cedar Rapids, Iowa, whose last desire was to see his dog. McClain was homeless and lived in a car with his dog named Yurt. In May 2011, he became ill with lung cancer, and first-aid assistants first took him to the hospital and then to the hospice. And Yurt was taken to an animal shelter. While McClain was being transported on an ambulance wheel to a hospital bed, he told one of the medical assistants, Jan цtzeg, that he had a dog,and that he would like to see her.
As it turned out, Erceg was also a volunteer at the animal shelter, where Yurt now resided. This created excellent conditions for the hospice and the orphanage to work together, who wanted to fulfill McClain’s last wish. He met his dog for the last time. People who witnessed this touching scene said that it was possible to see how the dog instantly recognized its owner, Yurt immediately began to lick his hands and face. This simple desire meant a lot to a person who had nothing. McClain died two days after meeting his dog.
The boy was able to make an incredibly successful homework in honor of his grandfather
83-year-old Frank Sabo and his grandson, teenager Jonathan, loved baseball. During their last conversation before Sabo died, they only talked about the boy's upcoming baseball tournament. He asked his grandson to make a home run (hit in baseball when the ball flies over the entire field and the athlete can safely complete the circle). Jonathan doubted that he could do it, since he was not a big and strong player, especially since a home run made with a regular wooden bat during a sports tournament is a rarity in any case.Add to this the fact that they were going to play on a minor league field, which was larger than the fields on which their team was used to playing, and making homeland in such conditions seemed even less likely.
Sabo died July 21, 2012. Despite this, three days after his death, an incredible home run was made. Standing on the “plate” with three bolts and two strikes, Jonathan waved the bat and knocked out the home run, the only one in the whole game. Tears began to flow down his cheek as he ran around the base. When he touched the main base, he looked up at the sky, knowing that he had fulfilled his grandfather’s last wish. The funeral took place the day after the game, and Jonathan gave the ball to his late grandfather. The words were written on the ball: “To the best grandfather in the world, I love you. Rest in peace".
The girl asked for pumpkin spicy latte, which inspired people to random good deeds around the world
Alice O’Neil’s last wish (Alyssa O’Neill) was pretty simple. An 18-year-old native of Erie, PA just wanted to drink pumpkin spice latte (Star Pumps). Unfortunately, she died from an epileptic seizure on September 4, 2013, without fulfilling her desire. But the events that happened after that, made her story truly inspiring.
Because of her premature death, her parents did not have time to fulfill her request. Therefore, they decided to buy 40 pumpkin spiced lattes for unknown people two days after her funeral. They just asked a Starbucks barista to write her initials AJO on the cups. Touched by their actions, the barista bought another 50 lattes with her initials and distributed them to random people. Soon the AJO movement began to spread at an incredible speed and turned into a worldwide movement, which reached Iceland and South Korea. The AJO movement goes beyond buying one cup of coffee, some began to buy food for others, and some paid the bill for completely randomly selected people, all in the name of Alice J. O’Neil. It's amazing how the simple desire of a sick girl about a cup of latte inspired people to do many good deeds that touched the lives of thousands of others.
Local businessman made rain out of 10,000 dollars
Have you ever wanted money to just fall from the sky? For most of us, this is an absolutely unreal desire, but for visitors to the Irish Eyes Pub & Restaurant in Lewis, Delaware, it became a reality in August 2013.
It was quite an ordinary day for visitors and workers in the above-mentioned restaurant, and suddenly they saw that dollar bills literally fall from the sky.When they realized that it was real money, everyone rushed to collect as much as they could. As it turned out, this strange phenomenon was the last desire of a local resident named Leonard Maull, who died in 2012. Maulle was manager of a fishing tackle shop in Lewis. His accountant confirmed that in his last moments he wished that it would rain out of $ 10,000 of his own money, in bills of $ 5, $ 10, $ 20 and $ 50, which would be given away for the benefit of strangers. In order to do this, they decided to use a helicopter, to the great surprise and admiration of all who witnessed such an act of goodwill. Unfortunately, there are no photos of how this happened, because, obviously, everyone was too busy collecting money.
Convict asked for homeless pizza
Philip Workman was a Tennessee native who was convicted of shooting and killing a police officer when he tried to rob fast food in 1981. At that time, he was homeless, addicted to cocaine and tried to rob a man to buy another dose of the drug. He was put on death row in Nashville Prison, and in the spring of 2007 was to be executed.His desire for the last meal turned out to be a request to donate a vegetarian pizza to the homeless from the immediate vicinity. The prison officials refused because, in their opinion, they could not donate their money to charity.
Fortunately, this information appeared in the news and the locals more willingly put money out of their pockets in order to fulfill Workman’s last wish. One woman asked her friends to take off, and together they were able to buy pizzas worth $ 1,200, which was sent to the center of the Rescue Mission in Nashville. The President of PETA, having heard this story, also contributed in the form of 15 boxes of vegetarian pizza. Soon, several more people anonymously sent pizzas to other shelters in Nashville, and all in the name of Philip Workman. There is something good in every person, even in a convicted murderer on death row.
11-year-old boy made a wish to feed the homeless
Ask most people what they will do if they have only two weeks to live, and the most likely answers will include personal satisfaction, for example, going to places where they have never been or eating their favorite dishes.Brenden Foster, however, was not. This 11-year-old boy was diagnosed with leukemia, and when asked about his last wish in December 2007, he did not ask to go to Disneyland or meet his favorite actor. Instead, his last wish was simply to feed the homeless.
This very disinterested desire touched the hearts of many locals who began to gather food in order to fulfill the boy's dying wish. More than 2,500 dishes were handed over to the Seattle Rescue Mission Union in honor of Brenden. On paper bags of food, the volunteers wrote “Love you, Brendan” in order to preserve the living evidence of his desire. At that time, Brenden was already too weak to participate in the distribution of food, but at least he lived long enough to see that his desire came true before he died in the arms of his mother.
Dying 8-year-old boy "married" his beloved
Reece Fleming and Eleonora Pursglove have been friends since childhood. Rees was always in love with Eleanor and said he wanted to marry her. He asked her hands several times before that, despite the fact that, in fact, they were still small children.In 2004, he was diagnosed with leukemia, and in 2008, when he was told that he had only a few weeks to live, he decided to fulfill his cherished desire at any cost and marry Eleanor. He asked her his question one more time, and she finally said yes.
"Wedding" was held in July 2008. The little bride arrived in a limousine, while the bridegroom was waiting for her at his home. By then, Rhys was already very weak, but his determination to fulfill his desire supported him. He gave her a red rose, and they exchanged vows and rings in front of their mothers. They even had a marriage certificate signed.
The little groom immediately went to bed right after the ceremony, feeling completely peaceful. He turned to his mom and said: "Mom, now I can go." He died the next day.
$ 500 tip that became a popular phenomenon
Aron Collins of Kentucky, USA, committed suicide in July 2012. His family discovered his last wish, written on a piece of paper, it said that he would like to give a $ 500 tip to a waiter or waitress. His family fulfilled this wish by giving tips to a waitress at a pizzeria in Lexington, Kentucky.This goodwill gesture was videotaped and became a real sensation. Aaron's brother, Seth originally planned to do it only once, but thanks to support around the world, he quickly turned it into a whole movement.
Today there is a site dedicated to Aaron Collins. To date, he has already collected more than $ 60,000 in donations from around the globe. There is a video on the website where his brother gives $ 500 tips to waiters and waitresses throughout the United States. At the time of this writing, in just one year after Aaron’s death, Seth distributed some 87,500-dollar tips to unsuspecting waiters and waitresses, and continues to do so to this day. Seth's goal is to give $ 500 tips in all 50 states of the United States before Christmas this year in honor of his brother Aaron. Christmas came and as he writes, he did it.