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Dying Woman Says Goodbye to Beloved Horse

by Legacy Staff

The bond between humans and animals can be a strong, lifelong connection. This was certainly the case for Sheila Marsh and her horse, Bronwen.

The bond between humans and animals can be a strong, lifelong connection. This was certainly the case for Sheila Marsh and her horse, Bronwen.

Staff at the Royal Albert Edward Infirmary in Wigan, England, recently honored Marsh’s last wish, allowing her to say a final goodbye to the horse she had spent the last 25 years raising and caring for. The BBC reported on the unusual visit, noting that though the cancer patient was barely able to speak, Bronwen came directly to her and kissed her trainer’s cheek.

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Marsh and Bronwen said goodbye to each other Nov. 3, 2014. After Marsh died the next day, photos of their farewell spread through social media, earning thanks for the hospital staff for helping to arrange the event.

According to the BBC, the hospital’s deputy director of nursing, Pauline Law, said staff members “feel privileged to have been able to provide this support,” adding that it is “absolutely right that we should pull out all the stops to ensure that our patients and their families receive personalized, compassionate and dignified care” at life’s end.

Visit the hospital’s website to learn more about the overwhelmingly positive response this story has generated, and share the reunion story with your favorite animal lovers.

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