When British mom Emma Whitfield found out that her 8-year-old daughter was dying, she overcame her own grief to make sure all of her child’s dreams came true.
When British mom Emma Whitfield found out that her 8-year-old daughter was dying, she overcame her own grief to make sure all of her child’s dreams came true. Whitfield did not tell young Evie that she had only months to live, saying only that she was sick and that doctors were trying to make her better. The mother of three explained to The Mirror that she did not want to scare her daughter, who was “a worrier.” Instead of dwelling on Evie’s condition, which was a malignant brain tumor, Whitfield asked Evie what she would do if she were the Queen of England.
In typical 8-year-old fashion, Evie told her mom that she wanted to meet the singers in One Direction, get a dog and a rabbit, have an ice skating party, go to the zoo, and take a family trip to Disneyland and Legoland. By the time she passed away in January of this year, all of those dreams had come true.
Whitfield tells The Mirror that she raised money for the bucket list project through personal fundraisers like bake sales and larger-scale charity grants. Now she is starting a charity to help other terminally ill children check off their own lists.
“The memories we made are what get me through each day,” Whitfield told the source. “I want to make sure that can happen for any other family. Evie’s wishes made her happy – and as a parent of a dying child that is all you can ask for.”
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