Katie Kirkpatrick, 21, held off cancer to celebrate the happiest day of her life. Katie had chased cancer, once only to have it return-to clog her lungs and grab hold of her heart. Breathing was difficult now, she had to use oxygen. The pain in her back was so intense it broke through the morphine that was supposed to act as a shield. Her organs were shutting down but it would not stop her from marrying Nick Godwin, 23, who was in love with Katie since 11th grade.
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Five days later, Katie has died.
Peoples Reaction To This:
Milan says
That is a real tragedy. They really deserve the chance to live and have a fortune. Life is short. Love is infinity. After 100 years from now who will remember us?
Colin says
This is probably the most beautiful thing I’ve ever seen.
The power of Love still is out there.
Svetlana Gladkova says
That’s just incredible, I can only admire them both, I think they are the bravest people I’ve ever seen.
tikka says
*holds back tears*
life can be unfair some times, its amazing they got married.
So very special and she looked fantastic.
I believe there being more than this one life.
louis says
my sister died of cancer a month before her wedding.
i can almost see her in these pictures.
love conquers all.
Buffy says
This is hauntingly beautiful. The human spirit is an amazing thing. Vale Katie
Tessa says
My heart goes out to all of Katie’s family and friends. This is a true testimony of courage. I pray that you can take solace in knowing that Katie was able to have the wedding of her dreams and a moment of pure happiness. Her smiles tell it all.
Kathy says
Death is always a tragedy, but to have life taken away just when you are ready to start living is probably one of the worst tragedies of all.
Valintinekane says
I’m glad she was able to have the happy ending that she wanted. I’m sure she still looks back on that day and smiles.