Keith Borum and Nina Scott are the living proof that the place where you chose to say “I do” has nothing to do with the feeling you get.
The couple chose to get married in the most unusual place – the Good Samaritan Hospital. It all happened on Sunday, July 12th, a day that both the newlywed and the hospital staff will remember for as long as they live.
Keith was hospitalized more than a year ago, 18 months to be precise, after he landed in the ER with severe abdominal pain. The doctors soon discovered that he was suffering from non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma.
This disease is as serious as it can get, because it is a form of cancer that affects the lymphatic system and derives from lymphocites, which are white blood cells. The disease can spread rapidly throughout the whole body and its severity may vary from slow growing to very aggressive.
But in Keith and Nina’s case, this form of cancer did not manage to set them apart and their love impressed the hospital staff so much that it prompted them to organize a dream wedding for the nice couple.
The nurses and other members of the staff from the Good Samaritan Hospital turned the hospital room into a beautiful setting by encouraging other people to donate flowers and raising the money necessary to buy the cake and the rings for the two.
“The whole thing was great. I don’t know what my favorite moment was. I couldn’t imagine how great it could be or would be. The staff just outdid themselves … We couldn’t have done it no better,” said the bride, Nina Borum, with sparkling eyes.
The couple’s family and friends were there too, to witness the beautiful ceremony and they enjoyed it as much as they would have if it had taken place in a formal decorum. The only shortcoming was that they all had to wear protective medical gowns to prevent Keith from developing an infection, due to his severe condition.
Keith and Nina had been boyfriend and girlfriend for almost two years before he was admitted to the hospital. Nina has been by his side ever since and she was happy to enjoy this special occasion that made him so happy. It might be true, after all, that love conquers everything – even cancer.
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