(Joi-Marie McKenzie, ABC News) – A New Jersey woman battling leukemia got her dying wish, thanks to a police officer who helped her enjoy the beach one last time.
Patricia Kelly was diagnosed with acute myeloid leukemia back in December, just a few days after Christmas, and doctors gave the Burlington City, New Jersey woman only three to six months to live, her granddaughter Lauren Corbin told ABC News.
Kelly, 78, only had one final wish before she could say goodbye — to see the ocean again.
“That’s been my spot since I was a little girl. Every year we went to the ocean,” Kelly told ABC News of visiting Long Beach Island in New Jersey. “And I just loved it.”
So Kelly’s daughter-in-law, Stephanie Corbin, decided to rent a beach house in Ship Bottom, New Jersey for 11 women — Kelly’s best friends, her daughters-in-law and her grandchildren — to enjoy. The group trekked there last Friday with an itinerary meant to make memories to last a lifetime.