MACON, Georgia (41NBC/WMGT) – A Macon woman dying of COPD had one request at the end of her life…a wish some people might call miniscule.
Deborah Monroe has less than 6 months to live, and instead of going abroad or to Disney…she decided she wanted to eat at Olive Garden. She’d seen the commercials but couldn’t ever afford it.
Tuesday, her friends made that dream come true, and made her queen for a day.
It was a collaboration between the Dream Foundation, a national wish-granting organization for adults and their families suffering from life-threatening illnesses, and Evercare Hospice and Palliative Care.
The San Jose Sharks can use all the good karma they can get, and maybe this tale will earn some favor with the hockey gods.
Nick Gallagher is a 28-year-old Aptos resident who has battled brain cancer for the past seven years. Sadly, he’s now in hospice care with a terminal diagnosis. But his wish was to attend a San Jose Sharks playoff game, and the Santa Barbara-based Dream Foundation made it happen for Tuesday’s Game 4 with the help of the Sharks Foundation.
Gallagher and his family lived a Sharks fan’s dream that night. They had dinner alongside broadcasters Brodie Brazil, Bret Hedican and Scott Reiss, watched the Sharks warm up on the ice and delivered high fives to the team as they skated through the giant Shark Head. Gallagher rode on the Zamboni and hung out with Dan Rusanowsky during the thrilling third period. Afterward, the family met with Coach Todd McLelland, General Manager Doug Wilson and nearly all the members of the team including Gallagher’s hero, Joe Thornton.
Aptos Man Battling Brain Cancer Has Dream Come True: Watching Sharks Game