A beautiful bride

A heartwrenching story lies behind this beautiful couple.

Katie Kirkpatrick, 21, held off cancer to celebrate the happiest day of her life. Katie had chased away cancer once, only to have it return - to clog her lungs and grab hold of her heart. Breathing was difficult now, she had to use oxygen. The pain in her back was so intense it broke through the morphine that was supposed to act as a shield. Her organs were shutting down but it would not stop her from marrying Nick Godwin, 23, who is in love with Katie since 11th grade.
Five days later, Katie passed.

This photo essay was done by photographer, Romain Blanquat.

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