Heartbreaking moment, 14-year-old boy sings to his dying mother for the last time through a window


It’s the heartbreaking moment that a 14-year-old boy sang through a hospice window to his terminally ill mother days before her death.
Jane Devine was diagnosed with breast cancer in July 2019 and her son Billy was captured in a heartbreaking video singing to her for the last time.

Billy, along with his friend Ellie Marie Scott, sang a rendition of Shallow by Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper to his mother, Derbyshire Live reports.

Restrictions imposed due to the coronavirus pandemic have forced the couple to sing the duet in the gardens of Ashgate Hospicecare in Chesterfield, Derbyshire.

Billy said: “I love singing and my mom always loved hearing me sing, so I thought it would be the perfect surprise to sing her favorite song while she was staying at Ashgate.

Billy Devine (left), along with his friend Ellie Marie Scott, sang a rendition of Shallow by Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper

“It was like the performance of a lifetime.

“I will never forget the look on my mother’s face as she watched from her bedroom window. Just remembering that it gives me goosebumps.

Jane died in the hospice on September 7, just days after the poignant performance.

Billy said, “Mom was such a caring person, she spent most of her life caring for others and spending time with her family.

“She was such a strong and positive person to be around, even after her diagnosis, that she was determined to face cancer head-on.

“Unfortunately, no matter how hard Mom fought, this wasn’t going to be a battle she could win.

“This is when she came to Ashgate Hospicecare and I can honestly say the care she received was amazing, it is a very welcoming and heartwarming place not just for mom but for all family.

Billy with his mother Jane (right) who died tragically in September

“I am incredibly grateful to the hospice for helping us organize this special moment, truly a moment none of us will ever forget. ”

Since his mother’s diagnosis, Billy and his family have raised £ 4000 for Ashgate Hospicecare through a variety of fundraisers, including ‘Care for a Cuppa’ coffee mornings, bingo nights and head shaving. .

Billy said: “It has been a real honor to raise funds for Ashgate Hospicecare and to be able to repay some of the kindness they have shown our family when we needed it most. ”

Residents can commemorate a loved one who is no longer with them, whether or not they have been taken in by Ashgate.

This well-known annual event will take place virtually, on Sunday, December 13, due to current Covid-19 restrictions.

To dedicate a star to your loved one and participate in the virtual ceremony, click here.


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