Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Love Conquers All.

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.

Here Nick awaits while she finishes one of the sessions

Even 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.


An 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 of course to see their son marrying the girl he fell in love with when he was an adolescent.




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

In the middle of the party, Katie had to rest for a bit to catch her breath.




The pain does not allow her to stand for a long period of time.




Katie died 5 days after her wedding.




To see a fragile woman dress as a bride with a beautiful smile makes you think, happiness is always there within reach, no matter how long it lasts.






7 comments:

  IgboBaby (March 16, 2010 at 10:54 AM)

Very beautiful...yet so sad

  LaLa (March 17, 2010 at 5:03 PM)

omg this literally killed me.... I'm so sad but yet know you are right, that's so touching... <3 I love you boo!

ps and of course you can join, email me (adelamavila@gmail.com) a favorite pic of yourself or two and then I'll email you back some questions :)

  love, keys (March 18, 2010 at 8:20 AM)

oh man </3 so sad.

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  Val or Pro Brooklynite (March 21, 2010 at 4:03 PM)

this was absolutely heart wrenching and breathtakingly beautiful at the same time.

  Her . (April 2, 2010 at 12:26 PM)

so many different emotions went through me when reading this ! beautiful story .

  [$ H A R O N A] (April 3, 2010 at 1:27 AM)

awwww my goodness. :(

  ☻TABOO♥ (April 15, 2010 at 9:12 PM)

Wow... speechless. Im in tears.

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