Katie Kirkpatrick was only 21 years old when she wed Nick, the man of her dreams since the moment they met. While it was love at first sight for the young couple, they couldn’t have predicted just how brief their time on Earth would be together. Katie was diagnosed with terminal lung cancer, but instead of giving in to the horrible disease, she fought long enough to do the one thing in life that would make her happy. She married her one true love.
Nick knew her prognosis, but when Katie proposed to him, there wasn’t a doubt in his mind that he would do what was right in his heart. The video below is both tragic and beautiful. You can see how much she suffered and how much happiness her union to Nick brought her. Her happiness was short-lived however, as only five days after they were wed, she succumbed to the cancer. She now rests in peace, knowing she was loved by the most important person in her life.