Jumaat, Mac 16, 2012


image Her name is Katie Kirkpatrick, 21 yrs old. Next to her is her fiancé, Nick, 23. This picture was taken prior to their wedding January 11th, 2005. Katie has terminal cancer and spends hours in chemotherapy.

imageHere Nick awaits while she finishes one of the sessions…

imageEven 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…

imageAn 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 to see their son marrying the girl he fell in love when he was an adolescent.

image Katie , in a wheel chair listening to her husband and friends singing to her.

imageIn 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 long period of time.

imageKatie 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. 

`Please pray for those suffering from cancer`.


Keep this going.

6 ulasan:

  1. Very touching story, thanks for posting this up. May Katie rest in peace.

  2. Hargai setiap masa bersama orang2 yang mengambil berat tentang kita.

  3. This is a touching story. If you are touch by this story, please show your support to CANCER SOCIETY OF SABAH (CSS).

  4. CANCER SOCIETY OF SABAH (CSS)is a member organisations of Sabah Council of Social Services.

  5. kisah yang menyentuh perasaan, hargai apa yang ada disekeliling kita.

  6. Hidup ini perlulah dipenuhi dengan kegembiraan walaupun ada yang menghalang tidak bermakna menyuruh kita untuk berputus asa.