Dying wish fulfilled: Man passes away after meeting great-grandchild

VOORHEES, New Jersey (WPVI) -- A new mother from Atlantic County is thanking a very special nurse for making her family's bittersweet dream a reality.

Joy Phero gave birth to her daughter, Chloe May, at Virtua Voorhees Hospital. But Joy was not the only member of her family at the same hospital. Her beloved Pop Pop was four floors above her in intensive care.

Charles "Buck" Marshall was battling complications from terminal pancreatic cancer - desperately trying to hold on to meet his first great-grandchild.

With the help of a nurse named Randi Boucher they made it happen.

Both Joy and little Chloe were wheeled into Pop Pop's room, and the moment, captured on video, is unforgettable

Sadly, Pop Pop Buck passed away, peacefully, Monday morning. Joy says her grandfather opened his eyes on Sunday to see Chloe one more time.

Joy wants to thank the nurse, Randi, Virtua, and all of our viewers for their kindness, saying it meant the world to her Pop Pop and their family.

As for the nurse who made that heartbreaking and heartwarming meeting happen, she calls it the most incredible moment she's ever been a part of.


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