Brewster EMTs help grant patient's dying wish

SCITUATE, Mass. — The last thing Laura Mullins wanted to see was the Scituate Lighthouse and stop at McDonald's.

Brewster Ambulance EMTs Brian Costa and Era Koroveshi, who usually transport sick patients to a hospital or medical facility, went the extra mile and made Mullins' dying wish come true.

The 55-year-old terminally ill patient had asked her hospice nurse and the Brewster Ambulance crew not to provide medical care but instead honor a wish and make her last moments on Earth a little sweeter.

Costa and Koroveshi, along with Mullins' hospice nurse, made the hour-long trip from Mullins' Norwood hospice nursing home to the Scituate Lighthouse, where Mullins took in the sights and sounds of the lighthouse and the ocean for almost an hour.

Native of Ohio, Mullins said she has no family in Massachusetts and had never seen a lighthouse before, saying it was all she wanted to do before she passed away.

"It's my dream come true," said Mullins.

In an emotional afternoon, the EMTs and Mullins' nurse rolled her in the stretcher from the ambulance all the way up to the lighthouse where she would be able to hear the waves hitting the rocks below, smell the saltiness of the ocean and feel alive once more.

As a Chaplin said a blessing with the patient, a person from the lighthouse, touched by the emotional moment, brought Mullins a post card for her to keep.

On the way back to the hospice, the EMTs made another stop by the McDonald's in Norwood so Mullins could have her favorite lunch.

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