"To say goodbye to the animals."
"To see the ocean again."
"To enjoy a delicious ice cream cone."
But what does Veldboer do for older folks who have already experienced so much? What do their wishes look like? Mostly, it's the little things they cherish, like seeing their home one last time or spending a few hours just looking at something beautiful.
Veldboer, in an interview with the BBC, describes one woman who had not been home for six months. When they brought her into her living room on a stretcher, she hoisted herself up and stayed there for hours, doing nothing but looking around — likely replaying an entire lifetime worth of memories — before quietly asking them to take her away.
"To see my favorite painting one last time."
"To watch the dolphins play."
"To attend my granddaughter's wedding."