Dying Macon Woman Gets Wish Granted–A Trip to Olive Garden

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.

Woman’s dying wish: Dinner at Olive Garden

The endless salad and breadsticks were on the way, but the margarita arrived first. Deborah Monroe had dreamed about it. Now here she was, about to take a sip.

She licked her lips twice, squeezed a lemon and moved in.

She was parked at the table in her wheelchair, her chin even with the glass’s rim.

She was parked at the table in her wheelchair, her chin even with the glass’s rim.

She recalled the last time she’d had a margarita. She’d been alone at a Mexican restaurant. It was her 55th birthday.

But Tuesday evening she was among friends, dining with social workers and caregivers who’ve looked after her for years.

San Jose Sharks made dying fan’s wish come true in playoff game

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

As the San Jose Sharks hockey players ran out of their locker room to hit the ice before Game 4 against the Los Angeles Kings, diehard fan Nick Gallagher sat in his wheelchair with his fist out.

Most of the players fist-pumped him back to his joy. His dream was coming true. His whole life he wanted to meet the Sharks up close and on Tuesday night…he did.

“Ever since I became a fan, I’ve always wanted to meet them and I got the chance to meet them,” Gallagher said with a big smile on his face.

Cancer patient gets final wish for Mother’s Day

MESA, Ariz. –

A valley woman’s final wish was to have her entire family together for four days over Mother’s Day weekend.

Thanks to an organization called the Dream Foundation, her wish came true.

May 11 could be Heidi Markus’ last Mother’s Day.

The 54-year-old has colon cancer and her prognosis isn’t a good one.

“Recently the doctor told me that I had less than a year, actually he gave me six months,” said Heidi Markus.