- The story of a teen girl marrying her dying boyfriend has gone viral
- Swift Myers, a high school student, could die at any moment due to his bone cancer
- His girlfriend Abbi Ruicker agreed to marry him and the ceremony was held inside the hospital room attended by friends, families, and some members of the hospital staff who acted as the wedding planners
The story of a high school student dying of cancer who was able to get married to his girlfriend despite being bedridden has gone viral.
Swift Myers is a high school student who has been battling Ewing sarcoma, a cancerous tumor in the bones and soft tissues. After waking up in the intensive care unit (ICU), the doctors told him four times in a period of one week that it might be his last day.
For this reason, Myers asked his high school girlfriend Abbi Ruicker if she was willing to marry him.
“He said, ‘Will you be my wife?’ and we’ve always joked about so I just kind of laughed. The next day he said, ‘You know I was being serious right?” Ruicker narrated to ABC News.
When Ruicker said “yes,” Myers called her father to ask for his blessing. Ruicker’s dad approved the wedding and the nurses decided to plan the wedding to be held in Myers’ hospital room.
“Some of the nurses were in the room and as soon as they heard the conversation they took off. They did everything,” Ruicker added.
The hospital staff began decorating the room, finding a wedding cake, hiring a photographer and a videographer for the event.
“It felt like I was hearing a love story straight out of a movie I was humbled to have been asked to document such a special occasion,” photographer Megan Ready explained.
Around 100 people attended the event including friends, families, nurses and doctors. The wedding ceremony was live-streamed on Facebook and after the couple exchanged vows and shared a kiss, a wedding reception was held also in the hospital room.
Netizens reacted to their story and their wedding video by wishing the couple a happy future, praying for them, and commenting how touching and heart-warming their love story is.
According to Ruicker, Myers has been feeling better since the wedding. The doctors’ prognosis for his future is still negative, but his wife has vowed to be by his side as he continues to battle cancer. - Kami Media