A man in the US was diagnosed with a rare and fast-growing cancer that cannot be cured, according to the National Cancer Institute. Then, in January of this year, Rachel rushed her loving partner Gus to the hospital when he experienced severe pain. He had been hospitalized ever since.
But Gus knew he wanted Rachel to be his wife. So on 15 February, Gus proposed to Rachel from his hospital bed. “We kind of just talked about, ‘Why would we get married if we know this potentially could lead to him not being here much longer?’ and I said I didn’t care about that,” Rachel told CNN.
Just a week later, Gus and Rachel had their wedding, right in the hospital! The caregivers helped decorate the atrium with flowers, brought the wedding cake and cupcakes and set up seating for guests.
“The perfect definition is ‘just bittersweet,'” Rachel told WABC. “We’re still on cloud nine. We’re still living in the moment, and that’s basically what we’re doing every day,” she said. “I still want to be his wife no matter what.”
Watch their beautiful ceremony:
Congratulations to the happy couple!