Bone cancer victim, 20, has final wish fulfilled as she ‘dies beautiful’

A 20-year-old cancer sufferer from the Philippines,  Racine Pregunta  has had her final wish fulfilled after passing away earlier this week. 

Racine was diagnosed with osteosarcoma, a rare type of bone cancer, last October.

Her family launched an emotional appeal for financial donations to help with medical support and a specific blood type to help Racine battle the disease.

But sadly the 20-year-old lost her battle on Monday in Davao City, in the southern Philippines.

Photograph: Racine Pregunta/Facebook

According to her sister Rolyn Pregunta, Racine, who had previously modelled, made the request after being ‘inspired’ by a 2016 Filipino comedy, Die Beautiful.

Photograph: Racine Pregunta/Facebook

The film is centred around a transgender woman who dies while being crowned in a beauty pageant.

A post on her Facebook page written by her sister Rolyn Pregunta read: 

Let me tell you how Racine  prepared her departure.


It was April 12, 2017… Before she informed everyone that she’s ready to go. She had these requests: An off- shoulder white dress and a white flowerband. The next day, she asked for something that’s Violet, Blue and Mint Green. Then I asked her “Unsa d I na gang?” she replied “Basta kabalo nka ana”. The following day…. she said: I want to lay beside Papa. Thus, I said, let me try to achieve your request, consulted Mom about it and she told me: If we can afford to buy the lot beside my father’s grave. She practically suggested; what if “ipatong nalang nato sya sa lubnganan sa imu Papa?” And immediately relayed the message to Racine and she answered “it’ s fine”. She added: “If I die, I want to die BEAUTIFUL.” Personally requested for Ate Gladys to do her make- up (who is her personal make- up artist). Today, request fullfilled and there all I see is you, smiling.


Rest in Peace Langga.


Ate Rolyn Pregunta

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