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A Mother Asked Her Dying Child What She'd Do If She Was The Queen And Secretly Made It Happen

Emma Whitfield did everything she could to make her daughter's last months special.

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Emma Whitfield, a dinner lady in Hull, received the awful news last year that her daughter, Evie, had just months to live due to a brain tumour.

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On the left is a school photo of Evie before she became ill, and on the right is the last school photo of her, taken as she was battling her illness.

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Whitfield didn't want to ask Evie to write a bucket list, because she didn't want her to know she was dying. So she asked her about all the things she'd do if she was the Queen.

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Then she set to work making them happen.

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Evie's wishes included meeting One Direction, visiting Legoland...

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...and owning her own dog.

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Evie died 10 months later, in January this year, but her mum had ticked off every item on the list.

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And Evie had never known it existed. According to the Hull Daily Mail, she died in her mother's arms, days after demanding to be taken into town so she could buy her mum a Pandora Charm.

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Whitfield says that thanks to the work of various charities, she has a lifetime of memories to cherish.

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Check out this page. It's an organisation set up in memory of Evie. The plan is to help other children with brain tumours and other terminal illnesses fulfil their life wishes.