'This means everything to me' KIWI MUM'S DYING WISH
Woman’s Day Magazine NZ|January 31, 2022
Kāpiti Coast mum Emma passed away with a dream for her beautiful family
Cloe Willetts

Just before Christmas, when Emma Blundell was told she only had days to live after a long, courageous battle with cancer that spread throughout her body, the busy Kāpiti Coast mum had three dreams to fulfill.

Firstly, she wished to spend her final moments soaking up the seaside view from her Paraparaumu Beach home. Emma also wanted to marry the love of her life, real estate agent Hamish, 43, on their balcony, with the backdrop of põhutukawa trees and Kāpiti Island - a - a joyful occasion that happened on Christmas Day and was the happiest moment of her life.

But there was another major dream the former global sales director didn't manage to complete before she sadly passed away on 15 January at the age of 45.

Most of all, Emma had wanted to give her beloved nine-year-old nephew Harper Ahern, who was diagnosed with Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD), a swimming pool.

In the 19 days, she fought to stay alive after returning home from the hospital, Emma worked endlessly to fundraise for a pool, hoping to help Harper in his daily struggle with the progressive neuromuscular disorder.

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