Five days before she passed away she made a final request to “die beautiful.” The photos of her laid to rest touched more than just her family.

Racine Pregunta was in her prime when she was diagnosed with a malignant bone tumor. Doctors could do little for the 20-year-old from the Philippines, the cancer was very advanced and she didn’t have long to live. Racine accepted her fate and only had one final wish: she wanted to “die beautiful.” This was also the name of her favorite movie.

Racine left her family some very specific instructions: she wanted to be buried wearing a strapless white dress and a hairband made of white flowers. She wanted to look like the bride that she would never have a chance to become. With tears in their eyes, her family promised to fulfill her wish. Five days later, Racine died surrounded by her loving family.


Racine was laid to rest next her father. Her sister posted pictures from the funeral on Facebook with the message: “Today, request fulfilled and there all I see is you, smiling. Rest in Peace Langga.”

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