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Bucket Lists Go Public

Updated: Friday, May 2 2014, 09:39 AM CDT

QUINCY -- What's on your bucket list?

On Wednesday the "Before I Die ________" wall was unveiled in downtown Quincy.

The wall gives people a chance to write out and perhaps accomplish their bucket list dreams.

Jeri Conboy the director of Blessing Hospice and Palliative Care says that the Before I Die wall is in keeping with its mission to focus on quality of life for those facing terminal illnesses.

"I think it's important for everybody. Everybody has goals," Conboy said. "The goals we have make us who we are. It gives us dreams and aspirations and hope and that is important for everybody."

The first group to write on the wall shared adventurous bucket list dreams such as skydiving, bungee jumping and learning to fly.

Other people shared more down to earth dreams like watching their children or grandchildren grow up.

One father wanted to walk his daughter down the aisle.

Sharon Olson wants to see the Redwood Forest on a Harley with her husband.

"There's a Redwood Forest highway that goes through a tree and that's really what we want to see," Olson said.

Sarah Cantrell wants to fulfill a life long dream to see Paul McCartney perform live.

"I love the Beatles," Cantrell said. "I've always loved the Beatles. Ringo doesn't tour very much so Paul's my last chance."

And some people like Trista Neisen wants to push herself to reach a personal goal of running a mile in under 7 minutes and 30 seconds.

"I've been able to do it in 7 minutes and 53 seconds and its just something to kind of push myself towards," Neisen said.

The "Before I Die..." wall is located on the bandstand of First Mid-Illinois Bank and Trust Plaza.

It will stay up throughout the summer.

Once the wall is full it will be photographed and erased so that more people can write out their "Before I Die" goals.

Bucket Lists Go Public


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