Her last words were vows to the love of her life.
This is the story of school psychologist Heather Lindsay who was diagnosed with breast cancer on 23rd December 2016. And though they did not know that cancer would eventually take her life, her partner, David Mosher made sure to propose to her the day she was diagnosed—he wanted to reassure her that she was not in this battle alone.
After a carriage ride, Mosher dropped to one knee and popped the question, to which of course, Lindsay said “Yes”.
The couple met earlier in 2015 in a swing dance class. And it was difficult to separate the pair from then on.
Over the next year, after the proposal, Lindsay’s cancer spread aggressively throughout her body and spread to her brain by September 2017. As her condition deteriorated, she was put on life support with a breathing machine. Her wedding day was set for December 30, 2017.
She did not give up till she took her wedding vows.
As her condition worsened, doctors warned her family and fiance they were losing time.
On December 22, 2016, at St. Francis Hospital in Hartford, Connecticut, wearing a bejeweled cream gown, Lindsay exchanged wedding vows with Mosher in the hospital chapel surrounded by close friends and family.
Though Heather at that time could hardly speak due to extreme fatigue, she fought through it until she got married to Mosher.
Bridesmaid Christina Karas said, “We were losing her as we were all standing there, thinking, to hold onto this, because this was the last she had to give.”
Her last words were her wedding vows.
She succumbed to cancer 18 hours after her wedding and was laid to rest on December 30, 2017, by her husband, the day that was originally planned to be her wedding day.
“I saw her in a lot of pain and she didn’t give up until she married me,” David Mosher told NBC Connecticut. “It is so humbling that someone could love me like that.”
And so she did fight till the end for the love and relationship that she cherished so much.
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