This story might be hard to read but it’s a heartwarming one. Per CNN, Navy veteran Connie Willhite, 68, was nearing the end battling colon cancer, but he wished for one more opportunity to go fishing.
Here’s CNN with more:
The gear wasn’t a problem. His cousin got the fishing tackle.
But there was one tangle in the line: Because of his advanced colon cancer, Willhite had to remain bed-ridden.
His caretakers weren’t going to let that stop them.
“We can’t do a lot about the quantity of days you have but we can do a lot about the quality,” said Greg Senters, a social worker at Carl Vinson VA Medical Center in Dublin, Georgia.
Senters arranged to get a mobile motorized hospital bed and the fishing trip was on.
Willhite’s catch, photographed above, might as well be a world record, because it’s the most significant bluegill anyone caught that day. He passed away three days later after going fishing. RIP, Connie.