A non-profit organization granted Ruby Holt's wish to see the ocean for the first time.
Posted in , Nov 21, 2014
Ruby Holt had done many things in her century on earth. The mother of four spent her years working on a farm and raising her family in rural, land-locked Tennessee. But for her 101st birthday, there was one thing Holt wanted to do more than anything else: see the ocean for the first time.
She had never found the time or the money to travel, and now the wheelchair-bound Holt was living in an assisted living facility. “I’ve heard people talk about it and how wonderful it was and wanted to see it, but I never had the opportunity to do so,” she said.
The odds of making the 400-mile trip to the Gulf of Mexico at her age seemed slim, until the earth angels at her facility contacted the Wish of a Lifetime organization about Holt's wish. The non-profit organization specifically for seniors sent Holt on an all-expense-paid trip to the Gulf of Mexico to see the ocean, equipped with a motorized wheelchair with heavy-duty tires so she could easily roll over the sand.
Watch the heartwarming video below: