A dying teenager is one step closer to fulfilling her dreams after her online ‘bucket list’ went global.
Brave Alice Pyne, 15, who is suffering from terminal cancer, posted her wishlist of things she wants to do before she dies on her blog after finding her Hodgkin’s lymphoma had got worse.
The brave teenager, who lives in Cumbria, created the website to update followers, including her family and friends, about her condition. She now has more than 1000 followers, including This Morning presenter Philip Schofield.
Her wishlist, which has spread around the world and is now trending on Twitter, includes things such as meeting Take That, staying in the chocolate room at Alton Towers and swimming with sharks.
However, there are some items Alice’ acknowledges she will no longer be able to do, such as going to Kenya and becoming a dolphin trainer.
Scroll down to read Alice’s wishlist
Alice, who was diagnosed with cancer just over three years ago, has undergone extensive treatments, including a stem cell transplant, which was not effective.
The teenager, who lists her occupation as a ‘full-time cancer fighter’ says on her blog: “I’m 15 and I have terminal cancer. I’ve created a bucket list because there are so many things I still want to do in my life … some are possible, some will remain a dream.
“My blog is to document this precious time with my family and friends, doing the things I want to do. You only have one life … live it!
“It’s a bit funny me doing a blog because mum has always done these sort of things and I’ve never really being interested before.
“Most of you know that my scan at Alder Hey wasn’t very good and that the cancer is now spreading through my body.
“It’s a pain because there’s so much stuff that I still want to do.
“I guess that my particular cancer is made of strong stuff (which is hard because I know I gave it my all and I’m strong and determined too).
“Anyway, mum always tells me that life is what we make of it and so I’m going to make the best of what I have and because there were so many things I still wanted to do, mum suggested that I turn my ideas into a bucket list.
“I’ve not quite finished it yet, as I keep remembering other bits, so I might add things to is as I go along.
“I’m not expecting to do everything on it. Some of the things are just not going to happen because I can’t even leave the country now (I’m too much of a risk), but they’re on there, because they were on my ‘to do’ list at some point.
“So, I thought it would be fun to have my list online and to tick things off and do a little update on everything I do.
“If anyone has suggestions, please let mum or dad know because they don’t know how to do all of it yet. They’re working on it!”
Prime minister David Cameron has also pledged his support for Alice’s bone marrow donor aim.
It comes after MP John Woodcock asked him to work with him to address why too few people are on the life saving register during Question Time in the Commons.
In response Mr Cameron said: “I will certainly do that and I am very sorry to hear about the situation facing Alice and what she is going through.
“Our thoughts go out to her and her parents. She sounds like a very brave and very admirable person.
“We do want to get as many people as possible on to the bone marrow register and I’m sure the Leader of the Opposition and I can discuss this.”
- To swim with sharks
- To make everyone sign up to be a bone marrow donor
- To go to Kenya (I can’t travel there now but I wanted to)
- To enter Mabel in a regional Labrador show
- To have a photo shoot with Milly, Clarissa, Sammie and Megs
- To have a private cinema party for me and my BFFs
- To design an Emma Bridgewater Mug to sell for charity
- To stay in a caravan
- To have a purple Apple iPad but I’m not really allowed to put that on here and mum is trying to borrow one
- To be a dolphin trainer (I can’t do this one either now)
- To meet Take That
- To go to Cadbury World and eat loads of chocolate
- To have a nice picture taken with Mabel
- To stay in the chocolate room at Alton Towers
- To have my hair done if they can do anything with it
- To have a back massage
- To go whale watching
Read Alice’s blog here: www.alicepyne.blogspot.com