A Final Smile from Phyllis
Phyllis Fay, 88, had her wish to meet David Archuleta granted on January 11, 2012. The last five years of Phyllis’ life was very difficult as she fought breast cancer. During this time, Phyllis also came to know and love a very special young man, David Archuleta. Phyllis was always too ill to attend David’s concerts so her daughter and granddaughter made a request through Twilight Wish for David to visit Phyllis at her home and sing for her. David and songwriter, Sunny Hilden, came to Phyllis’ home, visited with her and her family and David sang “Ave Maria” just for Phyllis. Even though David was on his way to the airport to leave on his trip to the Phillipines that afternoon he and Sunny both felt they should make the visit before he left rather than wait until he returned home in one month. Six days later Phyllis fell at home and hit her head. One week later Phyllis was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer, and seven weeks to the day of David’s visit Phyllis passed away. Many of David’s fans sent her letters, cards, and beautiful hand made gifts to Phyllis which she enjoyed very much.