Woman says emotional goodbye to her horse shortly before her death
A British cancer patient was granted her wish to say goodbye to her beloved horse shortly before dying. Sheila Marsh had raised her horse, Bronwen, for 25 years from a foal to adulthood. When she was diagnosed with cancer this year and told she had a short time to live, she said she had three final wishes.
Sheila and Bronwen
One of her wishes was to say goodbye to her beloved horse. ‘She wanted to see her favourite horse Bronwen one last time,' said her daughter Tina. ‘She loved that horse with everything she had’. Her other wishes were to see her dog Poddy and to see her daughter and father speak again for the first time in years.
In the hours before her death, the staff at Royal Albert Edward Infirmary in Wigan, England arranged for two of Sheila’s horses, including Bronwen, to visit her. Marsh was brought down to the parking lot for the touching reunion.
The touching reunion of Sheila and Bronwen, in the hospital car park
It truly was a touching moment between Sheila and her horse. One nurse present says: "Sheila gently called to Bronwen, and the horse bent down tenderly and kissed her on the cheek as they said their last goodbyes."
"It was so touching for us all, it meant a lot to us." Reflects Tina. Sheila Marsh passed away in her hospital room shortly after the visit, with her dog at the foot of her bed. Sheila's final wish was granted as Tina and her father, Sheila’s ex-husband, put their differences aside and spoke for the first time in years.