Lucy was like any other 6 year old, bubbly, happy and loved
fairies, princesses and everything else a girl her age likes.
This was until she turned 8. Tragedy struck for her and her
parents on the 9th of June, just 6 days after her 8th birthday.
She'd been at home ill for a few days, and after a week at home,
her mum decided to take her to the doctor. The doctor informed
Lucy's mum that there were a few explanations for Lucy's symptoms
but that they should wait for the test results before anyone
jumped to a conclusion. So a few days later, Lucy's mum went back
over to see the results of her daughters tests. When she arrived
she saw the look on the doctors face and knew that something was
wrong. She returned home with the results. Lucy had Leukemia.
When Lucy's mum got home she told her husband, and together they
worked out the best way to tell their daughter. Lucy had wanted
since she was a little girl to go swimming with the dolphins in
Florida, but was terrified of flying. One night she told her mum
"Mummy, if I'm going to die... Let me swim with the dolphins, please mummy?"
Her mother agreed and soon with the help of their friends and families help, they were off to Florida. Lucy was scared. She was scared that something bad would happen on the plane. She got on though, and was treated like a princess for the whole flight. She even forgot she was on a plane. She got a tiara, and a wand and fairy cakes with glitter and pink icing. She loved it.
When they reached Florida they got off the plane and went to their hotel for the night. The next day Lucy went swimming with the dolphin, it was the happiest that Lucy's parents had seen her in a long time.
But over the next few days, Lucy's health deteriorated. When they arrived home Lucy was admitted to hospital. The doctors informed Lucy's parents that Lucy didn't have long left.
Lucy died in hospital. She gracefully passed away in her sleep. Her parents were glad that Lucy hadn't suffered terribly that night. They missed her with all their hearts but remembered their trip to Florida forever....