This is Stephanie Knight. She is 21, and she suffers from Ewings sarcoma, a rare form of cancer. On New Years Eve, Stephanie was told there was nothing else her doctor could do, even though she had had a surgery to amputate her leg this last October. Now, she has made a bucket list of things she wants to do before she dies, and one of them is to meet Prince William and the Duchess of Cambridge. Royalgawker had a great idea: we should try to arrange this meeting. It’s gonna be hard, but I know we can do this. Please share your support on twitter! Here are some people you can tweet about this:
- @Prince’s Foundation
Please tweet everything with the hashtag #StephanieKnight so it’ll be easier to find!
We need your help.
Thank you in advance!
Catherine + the prince
“The Prince, charmed with these words, and much more with the manner in which they were spoken, knew not how to show his joy and gratitude; he assured her that he loved her better than he did himself.” - Charles Perrault (Sleeping Beauty)
Catherine + childhood
“We plan our lives according to a dream that came to us in our childhood, and we find that life alters our plans. And yet, at the end, from a rare height, we also see that our dream was our fate. It’s just that providence had other ideas as to how we would get there. Destiny plans a different route, or turns the dream around, as if it were a riddle, and fulfills the dream in ways we couldn’t have expected.” - Ben Okri
Catherine + College
“You have four years to be irresponsible here. Relax. Work is for people with jobs. You’ll never remember class time, but you’ll remember time you wasted hanging out with your friends. So, stay out late. Go out on a Tuesday with your friends when you have a paper due Wednesday. Spend money you don’t have. Drink ‘til sunrise. The work never ends, but college does…” - Tom Petty
Catherine + criticism
“It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood, who strives valiantly; who errs and comes short again and again; because there is not effort without error and shortcomings; but who does actually strive to do the deed.” - Theodore Roosevelt
Catherine + scouts
“In Scouting, a
boygirl is encouraged to educate himself instead of being instructed.” - Sir Robert Baden-Powell
Catherine + Pippa
“For there is no friend like a sister, in calm or stormy weather, to cheer one on the tedious way, to fetch one if one goes astray, to lift one if one totters down, to strengthen whilst one stands.” - Christina G. Rossetti
Catherine + Canada
“You look at the history — the aboriginal people welcomed the first settlers here with open arms, fed us and took care of us… that continues today, we welcome people from all nations to come in and share.” - Peter Stoffer
Catherine + children
“The child must know that he is a miracle, that since the beginning of the world there hasn’t been, and until the end of the world there will not be, another child like him.” - Pablo Casals
Catherine + flowers
“Flowers and fruits are always fit presents; flowers, because they are a proud assertion that a ray of beauty outvalues all the utilities of the world” - Ralph Waldo Emerson