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Woman with cancer marries in hospital hours before her death

Woman with cancer marries in hospital hours before her death

The image of Heather Lindsay was taken on December 23 at St. Francis Hospital in Hartford, Connecticut, by a bridesmaid and shows her raising her hands in triumph in a full wedding dress.

"It reminds me of someone who is crossing the finish line of a marathon or something", Mosher told WFSB.

"Nobody thought she would've made it that far", David recalled of his special day.

"She's getting to shout from the rooftops that she loves Dave and is able to say 'I'm his wife, '" Karas said. "The way we would talk about it, you always kind of felt this isn't it".

Fast forward to 23 December 2016 - it was the day David was planning to propose but it was also the day Heather was diagnosed with breast cancer.

The TV station reports he set up the ideal proposal that night with a horse-led carriage ride.

By the fall of 2017, Heather's cancer had spread.

By September this year, the cancer was in her brain and a couple months later, she was on life support with a breathing tube.

"I was with her every single day at the hospital that week, and I wasn't in the mood to celebrate, " Karas said.

Her funeral was held Saturday, the original date of the wedding.

Mosher was in such weakened state they initially considered draping the dress over her, but they were able to get it on her for the wedding in the hospital's chapel.

"I saw her sick, " Mosher told NBC Connecticut.

Despite many experts saying she would not make it through October, Lindsay kept going. Some of us get lucky at spending a long, healthy life with the love of our lives, but some learn to make the most of the limited time they have left. It was held at the Saint Francis chapel on December 22nd with friends and family watching.

Karas also shared a photo of Heather before she was devastated by cancer.

"What we were seeing, what she was giving us, what she was giving him, was the last of what she had to give", said Christina Karas, a bridesmaid who captured photos of two getting married at the hospital.

"The last words she said were her vows", Karas said. Under a street light, David dropped to a knee and popped the question.

"She's my great love, and I'm going to lose her, but I'm not losing her forever", David Mosher said.

"She was dying, we were all there for those last moments", one of the bride's bridesmaids told ABC News.

He added: 'Heather said, "I want to keep fighting", so that's the mantra I'm picking up. "I am so in love and I am going to celebrate that love right now".

And even though David is attending the funeral for his wife, he's taken a piece of her spirit with him to take with him, forever.


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