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Utah Family Grants Mother's Last Wish With A Special Song

A Utah woman made her dying mother's last wish come true with a special performance of her favorite song.

By Briana Altergott, Christine Slusser | September 9, 2015

A Utah woman made her dying mother's last wish come true with a special performance of her favorite song.

"We decided we wanted to sing you a little song tonight. Are you okay with that?"

"Oh yeah! Great! Oh of course!" 

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"Just a few of us. We're gonna sing it for you."

"A few of you?"

"Me, Sean and some friends." (Video via Facebook / Leslie Corbett)

"It's called 'The Sweetheart of Sigma Chi,'" Leslie Corbett told Newsy Wednesday.

"One white rose, true love shows, emblem of a sweetheart's love that cannot die. True to me, she will be, so my girl is like the rose of Sigma Chi." (Video via Facebook / Leslie Corbett)

"She's heard it several times, she heard it at my brother's wedding, he sang it to his wife. It's a song that they sing to a special woman. And a while back, it was played at a funeral for one of her friends. And she's just never stopped talking about it, she just loved it," Leslie added.

"When the world goes wrong, as it's bound to do, and you've broken down Cupid's bow. And you long for the girl you used to love, the maid of the long ago." (Video via Facebook / Leslie Corbett)

"So when she knew that she had very little time left, she just kept telling me to ask my brother if he would please sing that at, if they would sing that at her funeral," said Leslie.

But Norrine's family and the gentlemen of Sigma Chi at the University of Utah decided to surprise her instead.

"She does cry for a minute, but then she really kind of pulls herself together and just soaks in every minute of it. She just loved it," Leslie smiled.

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