Woman Dies a Month After Fulfilling Wedding Wish
Jennifer Hutcheson was terminally ill, but got her day
By Newser Editors, Newser Staff
Posted Aug 5, 2014 3:35 PM CDT
Jennifer Hutcheson, 30, kisses fiance Allen Korth, 49, on July 2.   (AP Photo/The Flint Journal, Laura McDermott)

(Newser) – A young Michigan woman died this week after fighting esophageal cancer for five years, but not before she got to fulfill her last wish: to marry her fiance. As the Detroit Free Press reports, 30-year-old Jennifer Hutcheson wed Allen Korth last month with help from the nonprofit Wish Upon a Wedding group. It arranges weddings for couples when one has a terminal illness. The couple wanted to get married five years ago, when Hutcheson was diagnosed, but they put it off because they feared she would lose health insurance, reports WNEM.

Some may "say marriage is just a piece of paper, but I am so grateful Jennifer got her biggest wish to come true," said her maid of honor at the July 6 ceremony. "She is finally Mrs. Korth." Hutcheson wasn't feeling great on her wedding day, but she managed to stand from her wheelchair and greet the crowd, reports MLive. She died on Monday, less than a month after the ceremony. (Click to read about another couple that went through with their wedding despite a last-minute health emergency.)

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jamescraig2000
Aug 6, 2014 1:04 PM CDT
I am happy for her.
Scott603
Aug 5, 2014 7:40 PM CDT
This is not a good idea in the United States. He's going to have to go bankrupt to get out of all her medical bills now.
BuffaloJack
Aug 5, 2014 5:33 PM CDT
Bad move on the part of the guy. My mom's friend did something similar about 12 years ago. She had cancer married a retired steel worker and then died 3 or 4 months later. New York State came after her new husband for reimbursement of all her treatments, took his house, wiped out his savings and garnished his pension. Leave it to the government to ruin lives.