This story deserves to be told. It’s a beautiful portait of the power of love and commitment. Thanks to Joanna Goddard for alerting me to this inspirational tale. The tale is told in a breathtaking photo essay by photographer Romain Blanquart. He says:
“Katie Kirkpatrick, 21, held off cancer to celebrate the happiest day of her life. Breathing was difficult now; she had to use oxygen. The pain in her back was so intense it broke through the morphine. Her organs were shutting down but it would not stop her from marrying Nick Godwin, 23, who had been in love with Katie since 11th grade. Five days later, Katie died.”
Let these photos of the lovely couple be an inspiration to us all.