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IN People ON 22 Mar, 2016
We are all different from each other. I am just a young adult who still has more things to understand in life, things that are beyond work and school. However, some people do not have the simple right to live freely without worrying if they will still be around tomorrow or not.
They are people who can no longer enjoy the things we take for granted. They remind us that we should be glad that even an "average" life is already a great thing.
Even if they can no longer live a comfortable life every single day, they still have people who love them. Thus, these terminally ill patients can always have their final wishes come true. Just look at some of them below.
Mario is a 54-year-old terminally ill patient who hoped that he could bid farewell to his favorite giraffe before he passed away. You see, Mario was a maintenance worker in the Netherlands' Rotterdam Zoo for more than 25 years. So, he went there again one last time to say goodbye to both his former colleagues and to his favorite animals.
Kees Veldboer was an ambulance driver who was transferring a terminally ill patient to another hospital. As they were travelling together, the patient wanted to see the beautiful Vlaardingen canal for one final moment, especially since the patient was confined for three months. Thankfully, Kees granted his wish.
Kees Veldboer realized that organizing this foundation will help terminally-ill patients realized their wishes through the utilization of unique ambulances and a loving and skilled set of medical staff. Here, one of the patients went to a grave of a person important to him.
Currently, the Ambulance Wish Foundation has more than 230 volunteers. They have so far granted almost 7,000 wishes, including this cute request to be able to have an ice cream cone.
This is how the foundation is organized. They even successfully allowed a patient to see her favorite painting by the great Rembrandt once again.
Here, a terminally ill patient enjoys a day with the dolphins who are happily approaching him out of curiosity.
The Ambulance Wish Foundation deserves so much recognition because of their capacity to help terminally ill patients. They are giving them a dash of hope and happiness.
This is probably the most painful thing I've seen recently. This was not done by the Ambulance Wish Foundation, but it is the request of a young, terminally ill man who already has two young children with his partner. This is both heartwarming and painful to see. Hopefully, we could find the cure for these diseases in the near future.