A heart-warming moment has been sweeping the nation: a terminally ill cancer patient weds, his partner, Nina Scott, from his hospital bed.
Borum described the moment as the best day of his entire life, after having exchanged marriage vows yesterday in New York’s Good Samaritan Hospital. Everything else corresponded to your everyday wedding: they had the priest, the flowers, and even the rings.
The couple received a lot of help from the hospital staff, who took care of the rings and obtained donations to ensure that the couple would have a day to remember. Throughout Keith’s stay, the staff saved for the engagement ring he used to propose to Nina. The flowers and the cake were also donated. Even the bouquet was bought with the donations raised by the hospital staff, and later on, those in attendance helped themselves to treats also brought in by members of the staff.
“I couldn’t imagine how great it could be or would be. The staff just outdid themselves … We couldn’t have done it no better,” the bride said, unable to recount her favorite moment.
Borum and his wife have been together for over three years and decided to wed one and other after Keith’s Non-Hodgkin lymphoma diagnosis worsened. Friends and family were also invited to take part in the ceremony after receiving protective medical gowns and gloves, meant to protect the groom from infections.
Keith first came to the hospital one and a half years ago for treatment. The illness, Nina Borum explains, has been slowly chipping away at Keith’s spirit. He is currently not able to walk.
Despite the many difficulties that Keith has been facing, he wanted to maintain his playful style and stole Nina’s sunglasses to wear. The delighted couple sealed the deal with a kiss.
“I believe everyone can see the love. It’s not hard to see,” Sheryl Yates, Nina’s sister said.
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