Thursday, October 8, 2009

An Inspiring Love Story

This sure puts life in perspective...
Enjoy your moments...That is all we have...


Her name is Katie Kirkpatrick, 21 year old. Next to her is her fiance, Nick 23. This picture was taken prior to their wedding January 11th, 2005. Katie has terminal cancer and spends hour in chemotherapy. Here, Nick awaits while she finishes one of the sessions...

Even in pain and dealing with her organs shutting down, with the help of morphine, Katie took care of every single part of the wedding planning. Her dress had to be adjusted several times due to Katie's constant weight loss.

An expected guest was her oxygen tank. Katie had to use it during the ceremony and reception. The other couple in this picture is Nick's parents, very emotional with the wedding and ofcourse to see their son marrying the girl he fell in love when he was adolescent.

Katie, in a wheelchair listening to her husband and friends singing to her.

In the middle of the party, Katie had to rest for a bit and catch her breath. The pain does not allow her to stand for a long period of time.

Katie died 5 days after her wedding. To see a fragile woman dress as bride with a beautiful smile makes you think...happiness is always there within reach, no matter how long it lasts...Lets enjoy life and don't live a complicated life. Life is too short.

Work as if it was your first day.
Forgive as soon as possible.
Love without boundaries.
Laugh without control
and never stop smiling...

We have to pray for those suffering from cancer. We all have close to our heart.
Keep this going.
Prayers are always answered.

Attitudes are contagious,
Is yours worth catching?

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