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A Little Boy's Bucket List

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A young child battling cancer was determined to live out his dreams -- including marrying his playground sweetheart.


Here's a tear-jerker for moms: Reece Fleming, who was diagnosed with cancer in 2004, spent the past four years trying live out his wishes, including riding in a Porsche and spending a day at a fire station, according to the Daily Mail. The last item on his list? Marrying his friend.

Eight-year-old Reece proposed to Elleanor Pursglove, also age 8, after he was told he had only weeks to live;  the two were "wed" earlier this month in a small ceremony performed by Elleanor's mother in Reece's home. Reece told his mother after the wedding, "'Mum, I can go now.'" Reece passed away just hours after the ceremony.

What would you do if you knew when you were going to die? Comment below.

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4 comments so far | Post a comment now
Anonymous July 24, 2008, 7:08 PM

I would spend more time with my family and friends and travel the world. I should be doing that now!

Renee July 25, 2008, 1:07 AM

God Bless these two. I can only wish that I would have enough time to spend with my family and let them know how much I love each and every one of them.

Ronni July 25, 2008, 7:59 AM

G-d shall bless these two. His young bride made his wish come true. I am sitting here crying my eyes out because it is so special. Now he is a beautiful angel watching over that special little bride of his.

Melissa July 26, 2008, 3:16 PM

What a beautiful story. I can’t imagine being told I only have a few weeks left with one of my children. His mother will never get to see him grow up and marry for real but at least she will have this memory. If I were dying I would spend time with my kids and spend a lot more time playing with them and less time worrying over other things.

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