Ed Sheeran Grants Dying Fan Final Wish

Apr 3, 2014 at 7:34 am |
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Ed Sheeran was 15-year old Triona Preistley’s idol. Priestley had been battling a long battle with cystic fibrosis and her dying wish was to make contact with Sheeran and hear him sing her favorite song Little Bird.

Family and friends started a “SongForTri campaign on Twitter which was trending on Sunday evening and thousands of users trying to contact Sheeran to help this dream come through. It finally got the attention of Sheeran’s camp and just before Triona passed, Sheeran phoned her in the hospital to fulfill her wishes and leave her with the sound of her favorite song.

Listen to the song here:

Her brother Colm tells The Independent, “Myself and my family would like to thank Ed Sheeran and everyone who started and supported the #SongForTri campaign.”

“What they gave us and her was a beautiful last moment together,” he continued. “Triona slipped into a sleep as Ed was singing to her and passed away shortly afterwards.”

Shortly after Priestley died,  Sheeran tweeted:

Ed Sheeran was 15-year old Triona Preistley’s idol. Priestley had been battling a long battle with cystic fibrosis and her dying wish was to make contact with Sheeran and hear him sing her favorite song Little Bird.