Isn’t love grand? While it is bittersweet for both Swift Myers and Abbi Ruicker (Now Myers), the two 18-year-old high school sweethearts recently said ‘I do’ from Saint Frances Children’s Hospital in Tulsa, Oklahoma where Myers has been spending the last month battling Ewing sarcoma – a cancerous tumor which occurs in the bones and soft tissues. So the two lovebirds join themselves in holy matrimony below.
Two days before their wedding day, Myers asked Abbi, also 18 and his girlfriend of two years, to marry him.
“He said, ‘Will you be my wife?,’ and we’ve always joked about so I just kind of laughed,” Abbi told ABC News today. “The next day he said, ‘You know I was being serious right?.'”
Abbi told Myers that if he was serious he needed to call her dad to ask for her hand in marriage. Myers picked up the phone and called Abbi’s dad and the wedding planning began immediately.
“Some of the nurses were in the room and as soon as they heard the conversation they took off,” Abbi said. “They did everything.”
The nursing staff at Saint Francis Children’s Hospital acted as the couple’s wedding planners, gathering decorations and finding a wedding cake, a videographer and a photographer.
“It felt like I was hearing a love story straight out of a movie,” Meagan Ready, the couple’s wedding photographer, told ABC News of being asked to help. “I was humbled to have been asked to document such a special occasion.”
On Sunday night, around 100 of the couple’s friends and family, and the nurses and doctors caring for Myers, packed into a room at the hospital to watch the couple wed. So many people wanted to attend that the wedding was live-streamed on Facebook and some guests lined a sidewalk outside to celebrate the couple from afar.
A teacher at the high school where the Myers met bought the couple wedding bands from a local jeweler. Myers added a bowtie to his hospital attire and said his “I do” from his hospital bed. Via ABC News
Here are the newlyweds during their high school days…
Photo credit: Facebook
Here they are sharing their kiss as husband and wife…
Photo credit: Kirk McCracken / Sand Springs Leader
We wish them nothing but the best. Life is truly short, so why not live it! This is a prime example of that. All trivial things should be non-existent.
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