Before his death this month, comedian Robin Williams did something very special for a dying fan.
1. Get married
2. Celebrate her 21st birthday
3. See daughter Sophie celebrate her first birthday
4. Travel to Rarotonga, an island in the South Pacific
5. Meet actor and comedian Robin Williams
Waller, now 21, was diagnosed in January and married in February, but soon the cancer in her lungs, intestines and liver made it impossible for her to travel to California to meet Williams. However, a friend of Waller took a chance and reached out to Williams personally, asking for his help in making the young woman’s wish come true. Williams took the time to record a personal video to send to Waller, joking with her, sending his love to her family and telling her to “knock this off your bucket list.”
After Williams’ death, Waller’s husband, Jack, shared the video online to “show people how awesome a person he was.” He has not broken the news of Williams’ death to his wife, who is now in hospice care in Auckland.