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Palliative Patient moved to tears after paramedics grant wish to see the ocean again

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(CBS 12) — While an ambulance crew was transporting a patient to the palliative care unit of an Australian hospital, the patient told them she wished she could be at a beach again.

The Queensland-based crew then decided to take a little detour to the nearby beach of Hervey Bay.

The story was shared in a post on the ambulance service’s Facebook page.

“Tears were shed and the patient felt very happy,” read the post.

They shared a photo of the patient sitting oceanside on a hospital bed with a paramedic by her side.

The wish was fulfilled.

“Sometimes it is not the drugs/training/skills,” read the post, “sometimes all you need is empathy to make a difference!”

As of print time, the post had been shared over 16,500 times.

“Beautiful!” commented Catherine Grutt on the original Queensland Ambulance Service post.

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“That’s our guys, they are beautiful people,” commented Kaz Borg.

Queensland Ambulance Service

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