It seems like people have the strength to see the light in even the darkest moments, as a man in a New York hospital is both terminally ill and newlywed – lymphoma did not matter for him and his girlfriend, even if it is already in its final stages.
In a tear-jerking display of love and affection, the two people, Keith Borum and Nina Scott managed both to say “I do” and were then cheered by a happy bunch of doctors and staff at the West Islip Good Samaritan Hospital in New York.
The story is really motion picture-worthy as the whole community got involved in the wedding which eventually took place. The two newlywed thanked everyone as obviously they could not have done it without the help of the doctors and other people around the place.
Borum had been diagnosed with non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma about eighteen months ago. Back in early 2015, after being quickly brought to the hospital on account of severe abdominal pain, doctors said the cancer is growing rapidly. Now, it seems, it has reached its final stages.
Prompted by this, the couple, who had been together for three years, did not want to part like this, and thus decided that it would be the perfect time for them to get married.
And on Thursday, July 9th, marry they did.
Nina Scott admitted that considering he spent most of his time in the hospital, and that he couldn’t walk at all, it seemed like the only possible solution. Keith had wanted to propose to Nina for a long time, yet he did not have the money to do so.
Hearing this sad story, the nurses at the hospital decided to act, and collaborated to find ways of coming up with the money. Not only did they buy the rings – the money for which came entirely from hospital staff. That’s $400 of generosity and good-will. The other prerequisites – invitations, flowers, and most importantly, the cake – were given as donations by various people in the community.
Eventually, everyone ranging from friends, family to people working in the hospital, gathered in the room and cheered as the couple said their vows: in sickness and in health.