A mother’s last dance

A mother’s last dance September 21, 2014


This is quickly going viral, and with good reason.

The story: 

A dying woman whose final wish was to be able to dance with her son at his wedding had her dream come true, and then passed away just three days later.

Mary Ann Manning of Dublin, California, lost her battle to breast cancer on Monday, September 8, at the age of 61.

On Friday, September 5, she gathered all of her strength and stood up out of her wheelchair to dance with her son Ryan at his wedding to ‘Somewhere Over the Rainbow.’

There was not a dry eye in the room.

Afterwards, her family rushed to hug and kiss their wife, mother and grandmother.

In her obituary, published in the Dublin Patch, the family wrote, ‘Mary Ann’s strength, determination, and stubbornness helped her to succeed in her one last goal; to dance at her son’s wedding just 3 days before her passing.’

Read more and see more pictures here. The obituary notes that a funeral service was to be held Saturday September 20 at St. Elizabeth Seton Chapel in Pleasanton, CA

Eternal rest grant unto her, O Lord, and let perpetual light shine upon her…

Watch this heart-tugging video below.

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