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Hampshire, England native Jack Robinson was diagnosed with an inoperable brain tumor at a very early age. 

At 4, he is well aware that his time on Earth will end soon and so he has come up with a unique bucket list of things he wants to accomplish before passing. The final item on list could only be accomplished recently, on his funeral. Family and friends said goodbye to Jack in a unique Star Wars-themed funeral, the final item on his bucket list.

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Jack (right), with his identical twin brother, Liam

Jack (right), with his identical twin brother, Liam

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Jack's parents. Terence and Marie Robinson wanted to celebrate their son's life and passions by completing his bucket list for him.

Jack’s parents. Terence and Marie Robinson wanted to celebrate their son’s life and passions by completing his bucket list for him.

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Jack’s white carriage was covered with floral tributes, including one that says “Jedi” as well as lightsaber-shaped wreaths and ones that look like Yoda and R2-D2. Other Star Wars fans dressed as Stromtroopers and acted as guards of honor.

Later on at the church, a brass band played the film's The Binary Sunset song, which is known as Luke Skywalker's theme. The order of service also read: Master Jack Robinson, joined the force 1st April 2014.

Later on at the church, a brass band played the film’s The Binary Sunset song, which is known as Luke Skywalker’s theme. The order of service also read: Master Jack Robinson, joined the force 1st April 2014.

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In an interview, Jack’s father was quoted as saying, ” Jack was a special boy, he was unique and brought everyone together. We needed to give him a unique send off, and the brilliant sunshine that came out for it was Jack looking down on us.”

Jack was also a massive Doctor Who fan. Matt Smith, the show's star, has sent a lot of personal messages from the United States, as well as sang the Doctor Who theme tune for him be fore he passed away in the hospital.

Jack was also a massive Doctor Who fan. Matt Smith, the show’s star, has sent a lot of personal messages from the United States, as well as sang the Doctor Who theme tune for him be fore he passed away in the hospital.

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Having cancer did not stop Josie Zetz’s father from walking his daughter down the aisle — even when she’s only 11 years old.

California photographer Lindsey Villatoro, owner of Love Song Photography based in Menifee, California, has made it part of her photography services to document the journeys if terminally ill clients. She exclaimed that she tries her best to make each session and photography outcome all about the person and no the disease.

Villatoro was referred to the Zetz family, and scheduled a photography session with Jim, who at that time was sick with pancreatic cancer. His wife Grace was also part of the photography session.

After the initial shoot with Jim and Grace, Villatoro also offered to do another session with their daughter Josie. Villatoro also took it upon herself to post about their story on her website with a goal to collect donations to be used for Josie’s upcoming birthday. In the end, Villatoro took it a step further by planning a wedding for Josie, complete with flowers, dessert, a promise ring and even a wedding dress straight from LA Fashion Week. The reason behind this? So Josie can still experience what its like to walk down the aisle with her dad.

In the end, the wedding came together nicely.

Josie got picked up by her mom from school on the day itself and that was the only time she was told of what’s about to happen. Emotional, Josie went on to exclaim, “It is the best day of my life.”

In an interview, Villatoro went on to explain why she does events such as this one. For her, it is more about preserving the person and veering everyone away from the illness or of the idea of death. She believes that people should focus on the beauty of a person, who they were and the memories that they leave behind.

The story of the wedding went viral and was covered by local network KTLA as well as the Daily Mail.

Source: The Huffington Post

 

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