HARTFORD, CT (WFSB) –
A picture has gone viral of a cancer patient marrying the love of her life prior to diing 18 hours later.
The wedding took place at St. Francis Health center in Hartford simply a few days before Christmas.
“It reminds me of somebody who is crossing the goal of a marathon or something,” stated David Mosher.
David is the spouse of Heather Mosher, who died just 18 hours after getting married.
“No one believed she would’ve made it that far. She proved them all incorrect which’s what that image states to me,” David stated.
Christina Kara is the bridesmaid who catch the pure pleasure and defiance in the face of death.
“She’s getting to scream from the roofs that she loves Dave and has the ability to say I’m his partner,” Karas stated.
David and Heather’s love story started two and half years back in May 2015 when they satisfied at swing dance class.
“We were simply type of inseparable after that,” David stated.
The relationship moved quick. December 23, 2016 would be an essential, yet bittersweet day for the couple.
Heather was detected with breast cancer.
“She didn’t understand I was going to propose that night, but I said to myself, she needs to know she’s not going to go down this road alone,” David stated.
Later on that December night, David went through with the proposition.
“A pair of draft horses, a carriage, and I arranged everything for that night. We went out on the carriage ride and I proposed to her under a street light,” David described.
5 days later, the diagnosis was triple unfavorable, one of the most aggressive types of breast cancer.
“We would go to Dana Farber weekly, we were going to natural medical professionals. Our life ended up being taken in with cancer,” David stated.
This past year would be the hardest, most heartbreaking year for David and Heather. In September 2017, they found out the cancer spread.
“We found out it was in her brain and a couple months later on, she was on life assistance with a breathing tube,” David said.
Many people thought Heather would not make it to October, but that’s when the combating spirit David fell in love with took center stage.
“She was tough. Anybody else would have quit a long period of time ago. The physicians even stated we don’t know how she’s still here,” David stated.
Heather longed to live to see her big day, which was set for December 30th, however the hits kept coming. Physicians spoke privately with David recently about the date of the wedding.
“The doctors said we know you wish to get wed on December 30th, but if you want to get married, you must move it up,” David said.
So, the ceremony was moved up. It was held at the Saint Francis chapel on December 22nd with family and friends watching.
“I understood it was going to be the last time we were going to be together in a love method, it simply appeared like the strangest funeral service I’ve ever been to,” David stated.
Heather valiantly announced her swears to David.
“The last words she stated were her swears,” Karas said.
The pledges were too tough for Karas to document, but the bridesmaid took her video camera out towards completion, in the nick of time to capture Heather’s fleeting delight.
“We were losing her as we were all standing there, thinking, to keep this, due to the fact that this was the last she needed to give,” Karas said.
On December 23rd, just 18 hours after the event, cancer would force the couple to bid farewell.
It’s the very same date, where one year prior to, David and Heather got engaged under a streetlight.
“She’s my great love, and I’m going to lose her, however I’m not losing her forever,” David said.
December 30th was expected to be the happiest day of David and Heather’s life. Instead of getting ready for a wedding at Plantsville Congregational Church, David will be attending his better half’s funeral at the church, at the same time they were set to be married.
David stated he’s keeping a piece of his partner’s spirit.
“Heather said, ‘I want to keep battling,’ so that’s the mantra I’m getting. She had the ability to battle til the end, I’m going to combat up until my end,” David said.
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