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The Bucket List Foundation©
for seriously ill adults


PO Box 964

Melton Vic 3337

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Sue's Amazing Bong Su Experience

Sue has terminal Brain Cancer, her wish was to have an up-close experience with an elephant. Sue’s daughter in law Belinda contacted The Orange Pigeon to tell us about her mother in law Sue. She wanted to do something that would make Sue smile after being diagnosed with short prognoses terminal brain cancer.


She knew that Sue loved elephants so we organised for Sue and 5 of her family ...members to see Bong Su, the largest male elephant in Australia at the Melbourne Zoo. Belinda said “it was the most amazing, breathtaking experience anyone could do, especially with loved ones. Seeing Sues face after the experience was priceless, seeing her smile and shed a tear of happiness was the best thing for me."

Sue said, "I have always loved elephants, seeing Bong Su up close was surreal, he was so elegant and very big, ha ha!" The Melbourne Zoo staff and experience was excellent from start to finish, providing so much information and help, highly recommend to anyone to do this.

Belinda said, “our family would like to thank The Orange Pigeon for allowing Sue to have a time to remedy, we are so grateful, we will continue to support The Orange Pigeon in any way we can, Thankyou xx”

We hope that this experience has lifted not only Sue, but all of your family. Thank you to Lisa from The Melbourne Zoo - Zoos Victoria for helping to make Sue’s experience extra special.