Woman Dies Just Hours After Getting Married

Heather Mosher succumbed to breast cancer after a hospital ceremony
By Josh Rosenblatt,  Newser Staff
Posted Jan 1, 2018 6:46 PM CST
Woman Fighting Cancer Dies 18 Hours After Wedding
David and Heather Mosher   (Christina Karas)

Just a few days before Christmas a young woman in Hartford, Conn., passed away from breast cancer, but not before marrying the man of her dreams. Heather Mosher married David Mosher on Dec. 22 during a small ceremony at St. Francis Hospital, where Heather was being treated for triple-negative breast cancer, an often more aggressive and difficult to treat form, WFSB reports. The ceremony was held in the hospital chapel, with the couple surrounded by family and friends. The bride, who was on life support, said her vows from her hospital bed, wearing a wedding dress, jewelry, and a wig, ABC News reports. Eighteen hours later, she passed away.

The couple, who met as part of a swing dance group, got engaged Dec. 23, 2016, exactly one year prior to the day Heather died; their engagement came on the same day Heather was diagnosed with breast cancer. "A pair of draft horses, a carriage, and I arranged it all for that night. We went out on the carriage ride and I proposed to her under a street light," David said. The cancer began spreading in September, and doctors in December told David that Heather likely wouldn't make it to the couple's scheduled wedding date, so they pushed the ceremony forward about a week. On Dec. 30, David Mosher attended his new wife's funeral on what was originally to be their wedding day. (This woman died a month after fulfilling her wedding wish.)

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