We have all wished for something but probably not like this. Shcikita Thomas is a gorgeous mother with what may be a dying wish.
FOX 26 News caught up with Thomas during a photo shoot and I couldn't help but notice she is beautiful. She's now a model. The lovely 39-year-old Thomas is also battling Stage 4 Triple Negative breast cancer. Doctors tell her she's dying of the disease after being diagnosed in August.
"I rejected the chemo," explains Thomas. "My body couldn't take it, so they told me I still couldn't have surgery. It was too serious. They would have to cut me in half because it is encased in my muscle."
Thomas is now in hospice care but went to Ferrell's Photography for a special shoot. It was set up by a Good Samaritan, Del Selders, who learned of what the mother of four was facing and she wanted to make what could be Thomas' last days alive among her most memorable.
"It seems I'm finally, when I'm dying, that I'm getting to live," adds Thomas with tears in her eyes. "It's such a gift. I never would have imagined this, ever."
Thomas is taking part in the shoot because it is on her bucket list to be have a session with celebrity photographer Ferrell Phelps, who has snapped images of Destiny's Child, Shaquille O'Neal and Vivica A. Fox, to name a few.
"I said I always wanted to have a photo shoot, as vain as that may seem," says Thomas with a smile. "I just wanted to be a model for a day."
"As a photographer, I know the importance of capturing history and I know that once a person is gone, that's all we really have left, our photographs," explains Phelps.
Kim Roxie, owner of the makeup line LAMIK Beauty, is also making Thomas' dreams come true.
"Just like her, I wanted one day for someone to look at me and say I was beautiful," says Roxie with a smile. "So to make her dream come true of being a model actually makes my dream come true."
Thomas is now a paid model and she'll be the face of LAMIK in every advertisement through Christmas. By the way, Thomas' prognosis from doctors says she likely won't live through Christmas.
"I'm living my life and having the most fun ever and my kids get to see it and that's the last thing they're going to see is their mom living her life and living her dream," says Thomas.
Ferrell also gave Thomas another special gift, a photo of her 17-year-old daughter in her cap and gown, just in case God calls her home before her daughter's graduation.