Bucket lists are something most people have, whether they are physically written down or just dreamed about. They're important because they encourage us to try new experiences and things.
That's why parents Cora and Troy Lockhart created a bucket list for their 2-year-old daughter Shiann, who has terminal cancer.
According to TODAY, just five months after Shiann was born, she had to have heart transplant surgery. A year later, she was diagnosed with post-transplant lymphoproliferative disorder (PTLD lymphoma), a rare form of cancer that affects transplant patients. Sadly, the cancer spread, and the Lockharts recently decided to move Shiann out of treatment and into hospice care.
To enjoy their time together, the Lockharts created a bucket list for Shiann with 73 items on it so she can live life to the fullest.
Shiann and her friends and family are working their way through the bucket list. It includes milestones such as attending prom, riding in a firetruck, celebrating different birthdays, and having a father-daughter date.
Shiann has already accomplished a number of things including traveling the world, horseback riding, riding in a helicopter, and painting on a canvas.
Cora Lockhart told TODAY, "Of course nothing is like actually having Shiann here with us, but celebrating her life with her has been wonderful."
And while Shiann may not be able to accomplish milestones in the way her parents originally hoped, she is still experiencing so many joys of life, surrounded by her loving friends and family.
Below is the bucket list in full as it appeared in a Facebook post by Cora Lockhart on Shiann's Bucket List facebook page as of June 6:
Shiann's Bucket List
1) Prom ✅
2) Father daughter dance✅
3) Mommy daughter mani/pedis✅
4) Graduation- (july 9)
-we need a diploma, a graduation speaker
5) Birthdays-3,10,16,18,21,30,40,50 (august 20)
6) Ride in a firetruck 🇺🇸✅
7) Feet in the ocean✅
9) Ride in a helicopter✅✅
10) Throw the first pitch at a game/play in the game ( june 13)✅✅
11) Drive a car✅
12) Get a license✅
13) Go fishing(in progress)
14) Ride on a boat or kayak(in progress)
15) Ride a train
16) Drive in movie in our backyard (july 9)
17) Go to a movie theater✅
18) Family photos (june 27)
19) Father daughter date
20) Travel the world✅✅ the pictures are amazing!
21) Get a tattoo✅
22) Stand in 2 places at once
23) Play in the snow (in progress)
24) Horse back riding ✅
25) Hot air balloon ride (in progress)
26) Dance in the rain
27) Backyard camping (july 9)
28)Picnic at the park (july 30)
29) Go on a safari ( the wilds tickets got donated to her😍)
30) Go pick your own apples
31) Go mini golfing (in progress)
32) Water balloon fight (in progress)
33) Tea party(july 17)
34) go visit a butterfly garden (tickets donated)
35) Go bowling✅
36) Go skating
37) Paint a canvas✅✅
38) Holiday baking with family
-cookie cutters, icing, cookie mix, etc.
39) make a blanket fort
40) build a sand castle✅
41) star gazing (july 9)
42) pictures in moms wedding dress (in progress)
43) ride a motorcycle (family)✅
44) ride in a convertible with the top down✅
45) go four wheeling ✅
46) show a lamb in 4h (in progress)
47) explore a cave/caverns (july 24)
48) pick wildflowers
49) daddy walk her down the isle/wedding (august 6)
50) take a nature hike
51) catch fireflies✅
52) ride in a limo✅
53) plant a garden (in progress)
54) make root beer floats✅
55) go to a farm and see the animals✅
56) ride a camel at the zoo
57) enjoy the holidays one last time with family! (Easter, halloween, christmas!)
-costume, people to pass out candy at there house
- eggs, candy and an easter bunny visit
-christmas light decorations for outside
58) Go on TV😍✅
59) make a bear at build a bear (gift card donated)
60) go on a shopping spree(she loves to play dress up especially with princess dresses)
61) have a day with her favorite princesses-elsa,anna, ariel and rapunzel💙💜(july 17)
62) help build a play house in my backyard
63) ride in a parade🇺🇸✅
64) go to an amusement park (july 30)
65) have her makeup done✅
66) visit the newport aquarium (july 10)
67) sleepover complete with movies and makeovers💜
68) be asked out on a date and get flowers💜✅✅
69) make ice cream✅
70) grow a butterfly
71) be crowned queen ✅✅
72) make a scrapbook with mommy
73) go to a carnival✅
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