Parents can hope they have raised their children with love and compassion for others. Lucy Hanlon's friend, Triona Priestley, was going to die soon from her battle with cystic fibrosis. Priestley had one dying wish and best friend Hanlon took action to make it happen, according to Inquisitr reports on April 3.
The 15-year-old who had battled the final stages of cystic fibrosis, had wished for celebrity singer Ed Sheeran, to reach out to her.
Triona’s best friend called up everyone who knew the Castleknock Community College student for help in efforts to contact "The A Team" singer – the community of her Dublin friends launched, #SongForTri support campaign on their Twitter accounts.
Messages coming from Ireland spread throughout social media which successfully grabbed the attention of the recording artist.
On Sunday, April 1, friends and family were notified by Priestley's brother that Sheeran responded – he called her on Sunday before lunchtime – ultimately granting the teen’s final wish just in time.
Triona Priestley was serenaded soothingly to sleep with the song “Little Bird” by Ed Sheeran over the phone; she died peacefully shortly thereafter.
Sheeran responded via Twitter, "Rest in peace Triona, so heartbreaking x."
According to the Inquisitr, Tríona’s brother, Colm publicly thanked everyone that had been a part of the #SongForTri campaign.”
“Myself and my family would like to thank Ed Sheeran and everyone who started and supported the #SongForTri campaign. What they gave us and her was a beautiful last moment together. Triona slipped into a sleep as Ed was singing to her and passed away shortly afterwards. So Ed Sheeran sang her to sleep. We would like to thank everyone who played their part in making that happen. We are all so proud of Triona and how she fought Cystic Fibrosis. Everyone loved Triona so much and she knew that. Thank you.”
The Newark Bereavement and Parenting Examiner extend our deepest condolences to friends and family of Triona Priestley during this difficult time.
Rest in peace to heaven's newest "Little Bird."
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