This Hospital Granted a Dying Woman’s Unique Last Wish and Created a Beautiful Moment
Love, even between a person and an animal, is a powerful force.
Sheila Marsh, 77, from Manchester, England, made a request to the staff at the Royal Albert Edward Infirmary during her final days, according to The Telegraph. The grandmother of four was dying of cancer, but she wanted to see her beloved horse, Bronwen, one last time. Marsh raised the horse from a foal, and they’d been together for over 25 years.
The hospital arranged for Bronwen to be brought to the parking lot last Monday, and Marsh was wheeled out in her bed to meet the horse, BBC reported. The two had a tender and emotional goodbye.
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“Bronwen walked steadily towards Sheila,” Gail Taylor, an infirmary nurse, told the outlet. “Sheila gently called to Bronwen, and the horse bent down tenderly and kissed her on the cheek as they said their last goodbyes.”
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“I was crying my eyes out and all the nurses were crying too,” Marsh’s daughter, Tina, told The Telegraph. “She took comfort out of it and it was a beautiful moment.”
Tuesday morning, just hours after saying goodbye to her equine friend, Marsh passed away.