Throughout his adulthood, Patrick Mitchell had one goal in the distance: live to be older than 100. Sadly, about a year ago, at the age of 72, his hope of becoming a centenarian was shattered when he was diagnosed with Stage IV pancreatic cancer, a devastating discovery. With his health declining, Mitchell's daughter, Vanesa Mitchell-Delmotte, knew he wanted to squeeze more life out of his final months. She posted in a local Facebook group inquiring about local bucket-list ideas in the Coronado, CA, area. Within minutes, suggestions from strangers poured in; what stunned Mitchell-Delmotte most were offers from people to take her dad on adventures themselves. There were offers for a special viewing of "The Nutcracker," a horse therapy session, private surfing lessons, a family photo shoot, a painting session at an art gallery, and a staycation at a local hotel – all free of charge. Mitchell-Delmotte took the month of December off to spend with her father and they had some amazing adventures, thanks to generous strangers. Her father passed away peacefully in January.

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