Woman With ALS Fulfills Her Dying Wish Of Seeing A Famed Art Exhibit

A woman's dying wish was granted when she got to see a Rembrandt exhibit at the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam.

The 78-year-old suffers from ALS and was brought to the museum on a rolling hospital bed after hours so she could enjoy the Dutch master's artwork.

This was all made possible by a charity called the Ambulance Wish Foundation. The charity was founded in 2007 with the goal of making the dreams of terminally ill patients come to fruition.

Kees Veldboer, the director of the foundation, said the woman "was very happy to be able to enjoy it in peace for the last time."

He also said the artwork helps the patients focus on something other than their pain. Veldboer said,

At that time, the patient forgets his/her illness a little bit and has a wonderful and unforgettable day.

Here is the woman enjoying her time with Rembrandt:

And here is a man who also wished to see the artwork as his final request:

Ook deze meneer kon gisteren nog één keer genieten in het @rijksmuseum pic.twitter.com/feaYd0wRYe — St.Ambulance Wens (@StAmbulancewens) March 4, 2015

Citations: Terminally ill womans dying wish to see Rembrandt exhibition granted by Dutch charity (The Independent)