Dying Australian man granted last wish: a McDonald's caramel sundae

Ron McCartney has died after a 17-year battle with prostate cancer. Source Supplied  Danielle SmithMore

Ron McCartney has died after a 17-year battle with prostate cancer. Source Supplied Danielle SmithMore

"Paramedics Kate and Hanna responded and during their initial observations of Ron, Sharon mentioned that he had barely eaten anything over two days".

Last week, Gold Coast resident Sharon called an ambulance for her husband Ron's final journey to hospital and palliative care. In a Facebook post, Smith said that it was the last meal that he was able to eat by himself and that the family was grateful for what the QAS had done: "Mum and I can not thank QAS enough for all the help and compassion you have all given towards us".

Ron's daughter Danielle Smith thanked the Queensland paramedics who granted her dad his final wish.

It has prompted an outpouring of thanks and sympathy for Mr McCartney, who died on Saturday 17 years after he had pancreatic cancer diagnosed. The officers asked Ron, if you could eat anything. what would be?

A daughter has thanked paramedics for going above and beyond when caring for her dying father, even tracking down his favourite food, a caramel sundae.

'Mum and I can not thank (Queensland Ambulance) enough for all the help and compassion you have all given towards us each time we have had to call you, ' she posted on Facebook.

"Sharon's recent message emphasised the enjoyment Ron received from such a simple action and thanked paramedics for the swift and high level of care and compassion shown to him on both this occasion, and their previous interactions over the last few months as well", said QAS.

Ms Smith said her heart was aching after seeing how her dad's story touched people.

"He was wrapped, he was getting it all over his face, getting it all over his shirt, he had a big smile on his face and his wife was tearing up because she was so pleased to see him eating", Ms Hanafy said.

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