Monday, January 11, 2010

Just One More Day...

Her name is Katie Kirkpatrick, 21 yrs old. Next to her is her fiancée, Nick, 23.
This picture was taken prior to their wedding January 11th, 2005, 5 years ago today.
Katie has terminal cancer and spends hours in chemotherapy.
Here Nick awaits while she finishes one of the sessions.

Even in pain and dealing with her organs shutting down, with the help of morphine, Katie took care of every single wedding planning. Her dress had to be adjusted several times due to Katie's constant weight loss

An unexpected guest was her oxygen tank. Katie had to use it during the ceremony and reception. The other couple in this picture are Nick's parents, very emotional with the wedding and of course to see their son marrying the girl he fell in love when he was an adolescent.

Katie, in a wheel chair listening to her husband and friends singing to her.

In the middle of the party Katie had to rest for a bit and catch her breath. The pain doesn't allow her to stand for long period of time.

Katie died 5 days after her wedding. To see a fragile woman dress as a bride with a beautiful smile makes you think... happiness is always there within reach, no matter how long it lasts.....lets enjoy life and don't make it complicated. Life is too short.

Work as if it was your first day
Forgive as soon as possible
Love without boundaries
Laugh without control
never stop smiling even if you don't know the reason.

Please pray for those suffering from cancer. We all have someone close to our heart who has suffered or is currently suffering from cancer. Prayers are always answered. Please feel free to post this powerful message for awareness.

We can't control the future only the present, and even then we are not in control. Make everyday count and live it as if it was your last. Just like Katie.


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