Woman’s Dying Wish To See Rembrandt Exhibit Comes True

The Dutch charity Stichting Ambulance Wens (Last Wish Foundation) took special measures to grant a terminally ill woman's final wish this week. Prepare to get emotional. Mashable reports that the 78-year-old ALS patient had a final request to see the Rembrandt exhibition at the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam. Having granted some 6,000 last wishes since its founding in 2007, Stichting Ambulance Wens worked with the museum to make the request a reality.  The woman was among four terminally ill patients who were offered a private after-hours view of the exhibit on Tuesday. The patients remained in their hospital beds as they were guided through the museum to enjoy the Dutch master's work. Customized ambulance trunks made the transport possible.
"Since its opening, the Rijksmuseum has welcomed and accommodated the Last Wish Foundation," said the museum’s general director, Wim Pijbes, in an interview with Quartz. "We give our full support to this extraordinary initiative, and have great admiration for everyone concerned in these very special moments." As do we. 

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