A 77-year-old Ottawa man fulfilled a lifelong dream as his days wind down while a terminal illness takes its toll.

Bill Bird suffers from a rare brain disorder similar to Parkinson’s disease, called progressive supranuclear palsy.

On Wednesday afternoon, Bird, who is a lifelong fan of live theatre, was able to go on stage to act thanks to Ottawa Little Theatre.

It was an entry on his bucket list and a lifelong dream.

Watch Bill in the video above, as reported by the CBC’s Ashley Burke.