Heather Mosher, a woman fighting breast cancer got married at a hospital 18 hours before she died. She and her husband David Mosher tied the knot at St Francis Hospital in Hartford, US. She died the next day.

The two met at a swing dancing class. Mosher told the press that he found out that she was diagnosed with breast cancer on the same day he was planning to propose. But he was determined to stay by her side.

They had set a wedding date of December 30, 2017, but moved it earlier because her cancer kept spreading.

“I said to myself, ‘She needs to know she’s not going to go down this road alone,” he told WFSB-TV. He proposed to her on a carriage ride.

Mosher’s family and friends got together on the day of her wedding to help her with her dress and wig.

The two exchanged vows in the hospital’s chapel. Her vows were some of the last words she said. “It was just like surreal because I’m supposed to be exchanging vows to her and here I am saying goodbye,” Mosher told ABC News

Mosher said that his wife had been tough and that anyone else would have given up a long time ago. Even the doctors were still surprised that she was hanging on.

“We were losing her as we were all standing there thinking to hold on to this, because it was it. … What we were seeing, what she was giving us, what she was giving him, was the last of what she had to give,” said Christina Karas, a bridesmaid.

Her planned wedding date ended up being the date of her funeral. 

Breast cancer in India

Breast cancer is the second most common cancer among females in India after cervical cancer. The disease accounts for 27 per cent of all cancers in women in India alone, according to cancerindia.org So always remember to get regular checkups.

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