Thanks to hospital staff, a dying father was able to attend his daughter’s wedding.
Hit by a cerebrovascular accident (CVA) in April, Peter was hospitalized at Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother Hospital in Kent, England. During his stay, the doctors discovered that this former British civil servant had blood clots in his lungs and a haemorrhage in his brain. Several examinations revealed that he also suffered from bowel obstruction due to colon cancer. Unfortunately, it was already too late to operate. The doctors therefore prescribed him medication to shrink the tumour. “They gave us more time with him, and we will be eternally grateful for that,” his daughter, Emma King, told Metro UK.
Aware that her father would soon die, Emma brought forward the date of her marriage to her partner Aaron Hams. Thanks to the help of the medical staff, she was able to celebrate the ceremony at her bedside: “The staff were incredible and so kind. They had flowers for me and a buttonhole for Aaron. There was a table with prosecco alcohol free and cakes. They decorated her room with streamers and balloons. It was absolutely perfect.” At the end of this little impromptu reception, the young bride was able to spend time with her loved ones who had come for the occasion – her mother, Jennifer, her parents-in-law, Keith and Pauline, her sister-in-law, Medina, as well as her two children, Paisley and Bobby.
A unique and unforgettable wedding
“It was just adorable, my dad was so proud. He was so happy, he couldn’t stop looking at us. This moment was for him and I’m grateful that we managed to put it together” continued Emma . Peter died two days later: “He died on Sunday at dawn but I was very happy to have brought forward the date of the wedding. I would not have changed anything. My father was there and thanks to his presence, everything was perfect. ” Service Manager Katie Thomas said, “We were thrilled to be able to help Emma and Aaron with their wedding. It was a wonderful time and I hope they will cherish this memory forever.”