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 quimo 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 partywas the oxygen tube that ketie used throughout the ceremony and reception as well.The other couple in the picture are Nick's parents. Excited to see her son marrying his high school sweetheart.
Katie, in her wheelchair with the oxygen tube , listening a song from her husband and friends
At the reception, katie had to take a few rests.The pain do not let her to be standing up for long periods
Katie died five days after her wedding day. Watching a women so ill and weak getting married and with a smile on her face makes us think..... Happiness is reachable, no matter how long it last. We should stop making our lives complicated.
"And I will walk with you, using the stars as guides. On a homeward path we go Knowing our time is nigh
I, and I will walk to be with you. All I've done, to be with you...
So put your hand in mine, and lay your head to rest. We'll light the candles now - they won't be lit for long we'll know our day was blessed
I, and I will walk to be with you. All I've done, all I've done Just to be with you... I, I,
And I will walk with you, Using the stars as guides on a homeward path we go, knowin' our time is nigh
I, I will walk to be with you. All I've done, and all I say I, I, To be with you, to be with you, to be with you.”