HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A woman fighting breast cancer got married at a hospital 18 hours before she died.
Heather Mosher was dressed in her wedding gown and lying in bed wearing an oxygen mask as she and David Mosher said “I do” Dec. 22 at St. Francis Hospital and Medical Center in Hartford.
Standing in front of everyone in the chapel, I was hesitant to pull out my camera. As someone who wanted nothing more than to see my friend truly happy, I felt I had to capture these images, which by this point I knew were her final moments with us. What you clearly see here is two people who were destined to be joined as one. A love like no other captured for all to see. My gift to her.
A photo shows her raising both her arms in the air in an apparent display of triumph.
Earned her wings! One of my dearest friends got married this past Friday, December 22nd, to the man of her dreams. She had been battling stage 4 cancer and it had spread all throughout her body, but she was determined to marry her soul mate. Less than 24 hours later her spirit flew from her body and ascended to be with God. I am in awe of the strength Dave's love inspired in Heather even in her last hours. She was his great love and he was hers. Heather, I miss and love you more than I can say. Thank you for sharing this life's journey with me. ❤️
The 31-year-old school psychologist died the next day.
“I said to myself, ‘She needs to know she’s not going to go down this road alone,’” he told WFSB-TV.
Despite surgeries and chemotherapy, the aggressive form of cancer spread and she had to be put on a ventilator.
They set a wedding date of Dec. 30, 2017, but doctors urged them to do it sooner and they moved up the date.
I am in awe of the strength Dave's love inspired in Heather even in her last hours. She was his great love and he was hers. I pray these moments give Dave the same strength now to carry on the legacy of their love. Heather, you are greatly missed. The earth froze yesterday as the warmth of your light ascended to be with God for eternity. Until we meet again my dear friend. Watch over us. Original post from 12/24/17.
On the day of the wedding, family and friends worked together to get Heather Mosher into her gown and a wig. The couple exchanged vows in the hospital’s chapel.
David Mosher said some of his wife’s final words were her vows.
“It was just like surreal because I’m supposed to be exchanging vows to her and here I am saying goodbye,” he told ABC News.
Her funeral was held Saturday, the original date of the wedding.
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