A dying father had his final wish granted by kind medics, who went out of their way to help.
Brave Chris Shaw, 45, wanted to see his favorite beach one last time after being told his cancer was terminal.
In a beautiful act of kindness, the paramedics transporting Chris detoured to his beloved Burns Beach in Perth, Australia, one last time as he was on his way home to die.
The father of four was overcome with emotion at the moment. He was sobbing as he looked over the sand for the final time.
Now one year on, his wife Kylie thanked the ambulance officers for their thoughtful gesture. She told 7 News Perth how much the paramedics’ actions meant for her and her family.
“They were our angels for the day, we will forever be eternally grateful. To see the ocean, to feel the breeze, nothing would be able to replace that ever,” Kylie said.
Chris fought a 14-month battle against stomach cancer. Although undergoing surgery in October 2017, the illness returned last year, and he died on Aug. 31 2018.
Posting on Facebook, Kylie praised paramedics Jesse Roulston and Jade McGlew for arranging the trip to the beach on Aug. 15, two weeks before her husband died.
Kylie wrote: “I’m hoping in some small way… Jade and Jesse now know how much that meant to Chris to feel the sun and breeze on his body, hear the ocean’s crash and just feel normal at his favorite beach for 20 minutes.
“RIP Shawry–we love and miss you every day!”