An ambulance company in Port Elizabeth granted a wish for an elderly woman who was due to head inland but before she left… they took her to see the sea.


Port Elizabeth, South Africa – For many, the sea holds an excellent healing power; it causes calm and releases stress. There is a reason they call it Vitamin-Sea.

Earlier this month Dianne Steele’s mother Katy was admitted to hospital in Port Elizabeth. She has been living at an old age home in Fort Beaufort, Eastern Cape. A very long way away from the ocean.

When she was released from the hospital, she asked her daughter if she could see the sea one last time before going back inland.

Dianne contacted the Ambulance company that would be transporting Katy back inland and asked if they would please grant her wish to see the sea one last time. The paramedic agreed and drove Katy to a nearby beach so she could look out at the ocean one last time.

During her trip, she was also reunited with Dianne’s father. The entire day was a highlight and lifted her spirits.

“On 16 July my mom was discharged from PE hospital and I had asked the ambulance company to grant her wish to see the sea for one last time before she goes back the old age home in Fort Beaufort (Eastern Cape). The ambulance’s paramedic granted her wish and took her to the sea. 

My mom Katy Steele was so humbled by this gesture.”

Our hearts are beaming at this incredible gesture.

Sources: Supplied
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