WILSON-MILLER. - The Service to Celebrate the Life of Shaun Wilson-Miller will be held at the Plenty Ranges Arts and Convention Centre, 35 Ferres Blvd, South Morang on TUESDAY (June 5, 2012) commencing at 11 a.m. Private Burial In lieu of flowers, donations to Heart Kids Victoria would be appreciated. Envelopes will be available at the Service.
Terminally-ill Australian Shaun Wilson-Miller, 17, died yesterday just weeks after he posted a heart-breaking and inspirational farewell message to the world on YouTube. Shaun, who was told by doctors he did not have long to live after his body rejected a second heart transplant, passed away holding his father's hand reported the Sun Herald. The teenager became an internet sensation after a glitch meant the tragic goodbye he was trying to post his tragic goodbye speech to his friends on Facebook was uploaded on YouTube as well. He woke up to find it had more than 10,000 views. The video, in which he shows no signs of self pity - instead encouraging watchers to seize the day and make the most of their lives – had been viewed more than 1.9 million times on Sunday. The boy's devastated father said his son's positivity never wavered and that Shaun had given him constant hugs in recent days. ‘He passed peacefully with me holding his hand; that is something the family will hold with us,' he told the Sun Herald. Shaun's death came as a shock as his distraught family hoped he had weeks, or even months, to live. Tributes from around the world have started to pour in for the inspirational teen, including from his favourite football club. In his three-minute long 'My Final Goodbye' clip, after choking back tears, Shaun says: 'I won't be here as long as I thought, but I want to say that it's been an awesome ride and I have no regrets. 'Live life to the fullest because you never know what's going to happen.' The video has inspired such a wave of emotion in his homeland that Shaun spent his final weeks living out his dreams by appearing in Neighbours, meeting his favourite Aussie Rules football player, writing his memoirs - and even finding love.
Created by: Tracy Lane Record added: Jul 18, 2012
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