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Milkshake shipped across US to grant dying woman's wish

Milkshake shipped across US to grant dying woman's wish
From BBC - August 2, 2017

An Ohio restaurant has made a dying woman's bittersweet last wish come true, by shipping a milkshake to her deathbed across the US.

Emily Pomeranz, who was in a hospice near Washington DC with pancreatic cancer, had a hankering to taste a mocha shake from her hometown diner.

She told her friend, Sam Klein, and he contacted Tommy's in Cleveland Heights to arrange the long-distance order.

The drink reached her bedside four days before she passed away last Friday.

Mr Klein, who also grew up in the Cleveland area before moving to Washington DC, had asked his old friend during a visit to her hospice if she needed anything.

"She said with a smile, 'I wish I could have one more Tommy's mocha milkshake,'" Mr Klein said.

He said he contacted the general information email address for the restaurant.

"A few days later I got a call from Tommy Fello, the owner of Tommy's. 'Yes. We will figure out a way to do this,' is what he said," Mr Klein said in a Facebook post.

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