Girl with lung cancer gets married 5 days before dying

mr. sin

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Katie Kirkpatrick's story is a powerful reminder that we can still find joy in the midst of suffering tragedy by focusing on and celebrating the present moment.

On Valentine's Day, 2002, Katie Kirkpatrick, then a freshman at Rochester College (a small Christian college in Rochester Hills, Michigan), was diagnosed with a malignant brain tumor. Undaunted, Katie strove to keep up with her studies, but she suffered another setback in 2003 when she was diagnosed with an inoperable lung tumor wrapped around her pulmonary artery. Nonetheless, in 2004 the resilient Katie took part in champion cyclist Lance Armstrong's Ride for the Roses cancer fundraiser.

On January 15, 2005, twenty-one-year-old Katie—the girl "with a contagious smile and unrelenting optimism" who had been battling cancer for three years—married twenty-three-year-old Lapeer County sheriff's deputy Nick Goodwin, her high school sweetheart and the love of her life, at Church of Christ in Hazel Park, Michigan.

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DanaReevesLungs

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Who the fuck wrote those horrible subtitles? The lack of grammar alone wanted me to rip my own lungs out. And the important question, did he get to consummate the marriage? If not, fuck her.