Moving moment paramedics grant Sydney woman her dying wish

A dying woman in Sydney was granted her last wish - to see the sunset over the ocean, surrounded by her husband, children and grandchildren.

Carmen Leon de la Barra and her husband Antonio had spent 25 years enjoying walks along the beach at Brighton-Le-Sands. The couple would drink tea on the beach, while watching the waves crash on the shore, reports 7 News.

Ms Leon de la Barra had developed terminal bowel cancer, and was placed in palliative care in west Sydney.

It became obvious to her and her family she didn't have much time left, so they applied to charity Dreams2Live4 to organise the beach trip.

Moving moment paramedics grant Sydney woman her dying wish
Photo credit: 7 News

On Wednesday, paramedics and palliative care nurses worked together to move Ms Leon de la Barra from Mt Druitt Palliative Care, to the beach she loved so dearly, reports 7 News.

The trip took an hour, and once they arrived, the mother-of-three lay on a stretcher, surrounded by her husband, her children and her nine grandchildren. She even had a thermos of tea.

Two days after her final wish was granted, Ms Leon de la Barra died.

Her son Jose told Sunrise about his mother's wish being granted

"Mum just lit up as soon as she got here and she felt the wind on her face," he said on Wednesday morning.

"She had been unresponsive for much of that day and some of the day before as well.

"For us to see her open her eyes and say a few words and experience that - she knew where she was immediately as she got there - that was very special for us as well."

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