Liz Evett still was sleeping Saturday morning when her mother heard a familiar voice on the other end of the West Richland family's telephone.
The 17-year-old incoming Hanford High senior had gotten home late Friday after a day in Seattle spent crossing activities off her "bucket list" — things to do before she dies.
Her mother, Angie Ivey, figured Liz, who was diagnosed with leukemia three years ago and relapsed this April, needed to sleep after getting VIP treatment at a Greek restaurant, traveling to the top of the Space Needle and meeting the Mariners.
"Liz is going to kill me for not waking her up," Angie told the famous stranger on the other end of the line.
But when Liz awoke she heard the news: Mary Alice Yeskey, who is featured on Food Network's reality show Ace of Cakes, was coming to visit Liz on Monday.
Meeting an employee from Baltimore-based Charm City Cakes is on Liz's page-long list, which was inspired by last winter's movie "The Bucket List" about two men who create a list of things to do before they kick the bucket.
Although Liz, who doctors gave weeks to months to live after her illness stopped responding to chemotherapy in June, has checked many things off her list in the past six weeks, "I never actually thought (meeting a Charm City Cakes employee) would happen.
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