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Watch a 4-Year-Old Cancer Patient Fulfill Her Dream of Marrying Her Favorite Nurse

Jul 17, 2015

A four-year-old cancer patient had always dreamed of marrying her favorite nurse, so the hospital organized a "wedding" for the couple in less than a day.

Abby, who has leukemia, "married" Matt Hickling at the Melodies Center for Childhood Cancers at Albany Medical Center, WNYT.com reports, after one of the nurses posted a video on the news outlet's Facebook page. The "groom" was wearing a tuxedo t-shirt and scrubs. The other nurses on staff were "bridesmaids," who carried bouquets of flowers and walked down an aisle covered in rose petals donated by a local florist. Afterwards, there was cake and ring pops for everyone.

So today I got to help make a 4 year old leukemia patient's 'wedding' to her favorite nurse Matt Hickling happen at the Melodies Center for Childhood Cancers at AMC. Thanks to Scott Wright and the team at the Enchanted Garden for donating your time and amazing flowers and to everyone at AMC that helped pull this together in less than 24 hours. You people are amazing. THIS is why we go into nursing.

Posted by Lori Ciafardoni on Thursday, July 16, 2015
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