When Quinn Linzer was just 3 months old, her parents learned she suffers from Niemann-Pick Disease Type A, a rare neurologic disease.
Quinn's mother, Eileen, revealed to News 12 that doctors said "there was nothing to be done" and advised the family to "go home and love her."
Although the little girl from Long Island, New York would most likely not survive her first birthday, that didn't mean she couldn't live life to the absolute fullest. And with that, Quinn's List was born.
Now numbering close to 50 experiences, the "bucket list" is full of all the things a little girl should get to do in her lifetime, such as vote (check!), visit FAO Schwartz (check!) and ride in a convertible.
With the help of family and friends, the Linzers have been able to check items off the girl's bucket list. As the local Patch points out, several fundraisers have also helped raise money to accomplish some of the goals.
Taking a trip to Disney and swimming with dolphins are among the items that remain on Quinn's List, but Eileen Linzer told News 12 that the point is not to accomplish everything, just to "do what we can."
Offering some wise advice, Brett Linzer, Quinn's father, also told the outlet it's important to remember "to appreciate what you have" and not to "take little things for granted."
In a post for CafeMom's The Stir, writer Jeanne Sager suggests all parents can learn something from the Linzers' mission to help their daughter live life to the fullest.
"Maybe that's the key? To always have a to-do list with your kids, not necessarily to check off each and every thing on it but to make sure you never stop doing..." Sager wrote.
Last April, a similar story about 5-month-old Avery Canahuati captured the public's attention when her parents created a bucket list for her. Avery passed away on April 30, 2012, but her story was told around the web and seems to have inspired a movement.
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