This is so sad

United States
April 5, 2009 11:42pm CST
http://www.snopes.com/photos/people/katie.asp this is old but i just came across it. this woman Katie Kirkpatrick was dying of cancer but wanted to still go on with her wedding and so she made it through the wedding then died 5 days later im proud of her for not letting it stop her having her wedding.. she at least got to live her dream for 5 days at least.. what do you think of weddings when the people dont have long to live afterwards? like so they can fulfill a dream of theirs etc.. would you marry some one that you knew wouldnt live long afterwards?? could you emotionally handle it? im in NO way saying that they shouldnt because they are sick but i am saying that i would think it must be incredibly hard on the people involved since most people arent thinking about their impending death while planning a wedding..
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• Philippines
6 Apr 09
I just got a forwarded email about this a few days ago. The story was very inspiring despite the sadness. Katie was a beautiful bride. I'm glad she got to have her dream wedding before she passed away. This suddenly reminded me of Mandy Moore's movie "A Walk to Remember". The stories were kinda similar and they can be both a source of encouragement and hope for a lot of people.
• United States
7 Apr 09
i have never seen that movie.. i wonder if the movie was inspired by it?
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• Philippines
7 Apr 09
I'm not sure. But what I know is that it was based on Nicholas Spark's book of the same title. If you can't find the movie, try finding a copy of the book. Both had me crying buckets :p
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@jillhill (37383)
• United States
6 Apr 09
I think it's a wonderful thing to do if you are in love....to die as the other half of someone who loves you so very much! I think it must be hard...but it would be harder to let that person die without making that committment to them!
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@nadooa247 (1096)
• United States
6 Apr 09
i girl in my university (when i was still a student at the time) told me of her brother who got engaged to a girl only to be told by the girl that she has some blood based illness that will take her life within a year or two... she told me her brother still wanted to marry her, but she and her family refused, rather she married someone else because HE didn't know... i don't really understand that mentality but... the guy still wanted to go through with the wedding. the saying isn't just a saying. it is true. it is better to have loved and lost than to have never loved at all. the heart will hurt and tear apart, time will mend the wound but not totally. however what few (or many) fond memories shared can not be downplayed and wished away as to avoid being hurt in the first place.
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• United States
7 Apr 09
that is bizarre she chose the other guy because of that.. i bet he will be pissed when he finds out she deceived him and everything
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@cream97 (29166)
• United States
6 Apr 09
Hi, moonlitmagikchild! Yes, this is very sad to hear about. I think that it is very sad that she tried to make it to her own wedding. Just knowing that she does not have that long to live. She is very courageous. I don't think that I could go through that. I would be scared and sad. I would still marry the person even if I knew how long that they had to live. But, I would feel hopeless as I do so too. I commend Katie for being strong against all odds.
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• United States
6 Apr 09
yeah she is very strong and im glad she got to experience that..
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• Tunisia
6 Apr 09
It's theires right to be happy even that was for instants!
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@scgodess (105)
• United States
6 Apr 09
i think alot of people have things they'd like to do, see, accomplish before they die. I'm sure she was planning it for while. Why would you not do it if everything was already in place. I'm sure it would be incredibly hard for that situation but Maybe her husband knew she wouldn't be around much longer either and wanted to spend what time he could with her.
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@ktosea (2027)
• China
6 Apr 09
why not get married before dying,I mean if a wedding is a dream for her,her families and friends should stand by her side and help to hold the wedding.I admire her to not give her dream up and struggle to make it real.God bless
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@Savvynlady (3686)
• United States
6 Apr 09
Why not? She needs happiness of her own. If she found someone and he wants to marry her and she wants to as well, why not? Let it happen. At the very least, she'll die a truly happy woman and better to have loved than not to have. I wish her the best.
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@saundyl (9690)
• Canada
6 Apr 09
I think that if it was myself it would be hard to get married knowing i was going to die soon and leave my new husband. I'd rather have a party to celebrate my life with my friends and family and...live dreams other than marriage.
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• United States
7 Apr 09
yeah i think i might choose that instead but i dont know
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@saundyl (9690)
• Canada
7 Apr 09
Its hard to know what you'd do unless you were in the situation yourself.
• Canada
28 Sep 09
it is sad, but it would be even more sad if she did not go through with it. I think it is great that she took this one last opportunity to make her and the man she loves so happy, even if it lasted for less than a week. No matter how short a time we have for happiness, we need to take every opportunity.
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• United States
29 Sep 09
very true
@sarahong (93)
• China
7 Apr 09
hi, TO be honest ,im moved by the girl ,she was so strong ,she has the right to deserve her happiness, i really really hope the girl will get her happiness in heaven.....
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