Four-year-old Abby's beaming smile hides a frightening reality: she has acute lymphatic leukemia, a form of cancer that mostly affects children. She is a patient at the Melodies Center for Childhood Cancers, a specialized clinic in New York. Even though she is fighting for her life, the little one remains optimistic, while a dangerous illness takes its toll on her health.
Abby told her mother about her marriage plans and explained that at her next visit, she planned to put a ring on his finger. When Matt learned of the little one’s plans, he was immediately struck with a brilliant idea. He knew how much it would lift her spirits, so he began crafting a plan for a “wedding” for Abby.
As Abby entered the hospital room, she was greeted with flower petals and singing guests. On this day, she completely forgot her illness for just a moment. “Do you take me to be your husband?,” asked Matt. “Yes!” yelled the little bride and hugged her nurse. Here you can watch the moving moment on video:
The two exchanged candy rings and, as per custom, fed each other wedding cake.