A dying mother was taken to the beach in her hospital bed so she could watch the sunset one last time. Brave Carmen Leon de la Barra was joined by her doting husband, Antonio, as her final wish was fulfilled in Sydney, Australia, last week.
For the past three months, the lady had been too ill for their daily wander of the foreshore, battling bowel cancer in a palliative care unit.
Wrapped in a blanket and with a Thermos full of tea in hand, the Chilean-born woman sat in the sun last Wednesday.
Her family had worked with kind-hearted New South Wales paramedics and a cancer charity to get her to the beach for a final time. And after two days Carmen died from bowel cancer.
Daughter Tatiana Salloum told Australia’s Daily Telegraph that her mother was “so happy” during her last trip out on Wednesday.
‘’When I told them Mum only had a few hours or days to live it became their mission to make it happen,’’ she told The Daily Telegraph.
She made the application at 1 pm last Tuesday and within a day, the plans were in full swing.
‘’Myself, my father, my two brothers, partners and seven of the nine grandchildren all headed to the beach from Mt Druitt.’’
The location was particularly special for Carmen as she and her husband Antonio had walked along the beach Brighton-Le-Sands, south of Sydney, every day since 1995.
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