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Priscilla Presley helps grant dying fan's wish

Priscilla Presley Helps Grant Dying Fan's Wish to Reunite with Her Sister

Reba Roberts' dying wish was to be reunited with her sister, whom she hadn't seen in four years. HLN says this life-long Elvis fan's wish was granted with the help of a big celebrity.

Yes, the ex-wife of the King, Priscilla Presley, came by to visit Roberts in her hospice facility. They even took a little time to sing one of Elvis's classics: "Blue Suede Shoes."

It's not clear why Roberts and her sister were apart for so long, but Roberts couldn't wait to tell Presley all about their reunion.

Reba: 'We just hugged and hugged and hugged.'
Presley: 'Really when you stop and think about it, you offer comfort, a closure.'

Presley is an ambassador for the Dream Foundation, which grants wishes to adults dying of terminal illnesses.

She told "Entertainment Tonight" that she first heard of the foundation back in 1997 when she received a request for a dream recipient to visit Graceland. 'When I found out, I thought this is great.'

After that, she became an ambassador for the organization.

Thedream recipients don't always ask for big vacations or meet-and-greets with celebrities. In fact, the foundation often grants wishes such as paying utility bills or providing wheelchairs or scooters. Presley told CNN, 'No matter the scale of the dream -- whether it's a peaceful escape to the beach, a long-delayed family reunion or an appliance that works -- every one is touching and heartwarming because it unites people.'

Roberts died peacefully February 23rd. Forever an Elvis fan, her obituary included this quote: "Not in my wildest dreams did I think I would meet Priscilla Presley."

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Anne Boleyns Crown March 08 2014 at 3:53 PM

That was the most compassionate thing I've ever seen Priscilla Presley do, it's very touching to me and it really makes me view her in a different way. I'm not saying she hasn't done many compassionate things before, I'm just saying I wasn't aware before reading this story and see her visit the bedside of a stranger about to die. That's a tough thing to do. The last time I went to see my grandmother (who I dearly love) in a nursing home, I almost passed out from a panic attack before I got to the door. So, I am really sincere at how impressed I am. That was awesome.

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jandjhoye March 08 2014 at 11:03 AM

PRISCILLA IS A CLASS ACT.

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Charharmony March 08 2014 at 10:05 AM

"When we judge, we have less time to love."

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nolewolf March 08 2014 at 9:50 AM

OUTSTANDING!!!!! GOOD WORK!!!!!!!

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pekirose March 08 2014 at 9:29 AM

What a great organization! Kudos to Priscilla Presley.

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ronald1216 March 08 2014 at 6:53 PM

at least shes with elvice

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Lois March 09 2014 at 12:42 AM

Priscilla must have a good heart to do this. Unfortunately her daughter is the oppoite..!

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brandma6585 March 08 2014 at 7:32 PM

Don't really know that much about P. Presley these days, although Lisa popped in my mind recently, not sure why. But I am happy that she did this, it takes a small gesture to make people happy sometimes and she did and isn't that what it's all about - to give back? Nice.

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vlede10245 March 08 2014 at 7:43 PM

So Sweet, so necessary!!!! Love This!

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gudtip March 08 2014 at 3:55 PM

Priscilla Presley will have her thank you's some day from all of those she touched

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