Before Kylie Myers died from cancer, she had two requests for her parents.
She asked her dad Mark to help find a cure for childhood cancer. Then she asked her mom Robin to care for the rescue kitten, Liza, that gave Kylie comfort in her final days.
It had been a long struggle. Kylie — known to her family as ‘Smiley Kylie’ for her infectious sense of fun and joy — received a diagnosis of bone cancer at age 12. She struggled through treatment, though she kept her spirits up, even asking for a pet kitten.
Despite initial signs of promise, doctors discovered the cancer had spread through her body — and that Kylie wasn’t going to make it.
Kylie again pressed for a kitten, even in her last days. Recognizing the situation, Mark and Robin agreed, and the family got a tiny rescue kitten — named Liza by Kylie — to foster.
The two bonded quickly, as if they both knew they didn’t have a lot of time together. The kitten stayed glued to Kylie’s side for the next two days — until Kylie delivered her final requests to her parents and then passed away.
Kylie’s parents first thought that Liza’s first mission — to comfort Kylie in her final days — was over. But the kitten’s work was only just beginning.
Grab some tissues at 4:19…