Life is short e-mail

 
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The girl in the picture is  Katie Kirkpatrick,  she is  21 .  Next to her, her fiancé, Nick, 23.  
The picture was taken shortly before their wedding ceremony, held on January 11, 2005 in the US .

Katie has terminal cancer and spend hours a day receiving medication.

In the picture, Nick is waiting for her on one of the many sessions of chemo to end.

    

In spite of all the pain, organ failures, and morphine shots, Katie is going along with her wedding  and took care
of every detail. The dress had to be adjusted a few times due to her constant weight loss

 

An unusual accessory at the party was the oxygen tube that ketie used throughout the ceremony and reception as well.
The other couple in the picture are Nick’s parents. Excited to see her son marrying his high school sweetheart. 


 

Katie, in her wheelchair with the oxygen tube ,  listening a song from her husband and friends  

 



 
At the reception, katie had to take a few rests.The pain do not let her to be standing up for long periods




Katie died five days after her wedding day. Watching a women so ill and weak getting married and with a smile on her face makes us think….. Happiness is reachable, no matter how long it last. We should stop making ou
r lives complicated.


Life is short

Break the rules

forgive quickly

kiss passionately, love truly

laugh constantly

And never stop smiling
no matter how strange life is

Life is not always the party we expected to be

but as long as we are here, we should smile and be grateful.
 

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