Triona Priestley a wish before she died, to have Ed Sheeran sing her favorite song.
ED Sheeran called the terminally ill 15-year-old girl as she was in her hospital bed. He then sang her favorite song, “Little Bird.” Seconds later, doctors realized that her heart had stopped beating. Triona slipped away with a smile on her face.
Triona’s brother Aidan appeared on “The Ray D’Arcy Show” where he detailed the final and beautiful moments of the teen’s life:
“I just remember the day. We were in this small little ICU room. There was myself, my brothers, our partners, my parents, Triona’s godfather, his wife and the hospital staff. Triona was in a huge bed, covered with tubes and machines, a little box window ahead of her on top. My brother Colm left the room but he returned then and he was on the phone. He just says ‘I’m going to put you on loudspeaker quickly’ and clicks it and we hear Ed Sheeran. He says: ‘Hi Triona, I hear you’re a big fan.’ He heard that her favorite song is little bird and he begins to play and the guitar comes through. He plays the whole song. We tell him very quickly thanks very much and that we have to go. We have to hang up on him. It was probably a bit rude at the time. The doctor lifts his stethoscope to tell us that her heart has stopped. We take the mask off because she had been on a machine to breathe. Just in that moment, I can remember a burst of light comes through that window and she’s smiling. It’s this big room and my family hasn’t gotten smaller. It’s grown by the thousands of people that Triona has invited in. I feel that every day, it stays with us all the time.”
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