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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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Ed Sheeran seranades dying teen from Ireland
Ed Sheeran seranades dying teen from Ireland Frederick M. Brown/ Getty Images

Ed Sheeran seranades dying teen from Ireland

Recording artist Ed Sheeran, reached out to 15-year-old Triona Priestley battling cystic fibrosis from Dublin, Ireland on April 1 by phone. The celebrity singer sang “Little Bird” to the dying fan on Sunday mid morning; Priestley died peacefully after falling asleep to the serenade. 

Ed Sheeran reaches out to dying teen battling cystic fibrosis
Ed Sheeran reaches out to dying teen battling cystic fibrosis Kevin Winter/ Getty Images for NARAS

Ed Sheeran reaches out to dying teen battling cystic fibrosis

After mass-Twitter #SongForTri campaign was launched in efforts to reach celebrity singer, Ed Sheeran, to reach out to a dying fan, he called on April 1. The seriously-ill teen who was battling with the final stage of cystic fibrosis, was lullabied by Sheeran to sleep with the song,“Little Bird;" Priestley died peacefully thereafter, surrounded with family by her side. 

Ed Sheeran sings dying fan battling cystic fibrosis
Ed Sheeran sings dying fan battling cystic fibrosis Jamie McCarthy/ Getty Images for EJAF

Ed Sheeran sings dying fan battling cystic fibrosis

Triona Priestley died from her battle with cystic fibrosis shortly after celebrity singer reached out to the dying teen from Ireland. Sheeran has been a great supporter of humane causes with his most recent, joining Sir Elton John and David Furnish at the 22nd Annual Elton John AIDS Foundation Academy Awards in West Hollywood, Calif on March 2. 



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