Love is the best medicine

Here, i found something veeerrryyy interesting to share from benben's blog (though she said she found it at others' site). I just copy and paste it exactly like i saw from her blog. No editting. Thanx Benben for allowing me (and others!) to share it.

The girl in the picture is Katie Kirkpatrick, she is 21 . Next to her, her fiancé, Nick, 23.
The picture was taken shortly before their wedding ceremony,
held on January 11, 2005 in the US .

Katie has terminal cancer and spend hours a day receiving medication.
In the picture, Nick is waiting for her on one of the many sessions of chemo to end.

In spite of all the pain, organ failures, and morphine shots,
Katie is going along with her wedding and took care of every detail.
The dress had to be adjusted a few times due to her constant weight loss

An unusual accessory at the party was the oxygen tube that
Katie used throughout the ceremony and reception as well.
The other couple in the picture are Nick's parents.
Excited to see their son marrying his high school sweetheart.

Katie, in her wheelchair with the oxygen tube ,
listening to a song from her husband and friends

At the reception, katie had to take a few rests.
The pain did not allow her to stand for long periods

Katie died five days after her wedding day.
Watching a woman so ill and weak getting married and
with a smile on her face makes us think.....

She did not let sickness stop her from living,
take away the hope or faith that made her believe she had a future.
She had a lovely wedding and she had love and she gave love and love doesn' t die.
And that is how Katie beat cancer.

Happiness is reachable, no matter how long it lasts.
We should stop making our lives complicated.

Happy anniversary..

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