Woman battling breast cancer dies hours after hospital wedding

Bride battling breast cancer says 'I do' 18 hours before her death

In Connecticut, a woman who had been fighting breast cancer for a year, died shortly after getting married.

Heather Mosher's condition worsened in the months after her cancer diagnosis with the disease ultimately spreading to her brain.

Despite the sad news, the couple forged ahead with their wedding plans, and on December 22, the pair Wednesday in Heather's hospital room, with Heather wearing a wedding dress, wig and jewellery.

"Nobody thought she would've made it that far", David recalled of his special day. I proposed to her. "I saw her in a lot of pain and she didn't give up until she married me".

"She was his great love and he was hers".

Friend and bridesmaid Christina Karas, who snapped the photos, posted on her Facebook page Monday: "Heather chose to spend her last hours celebrating surrounded by people she loved and who loved her".

"It was a miracle, " Karas told TODAY.

It was a wedding filled with equal amounts of joy and sorrow. "She just wanted it to be a celebration".

The couple met at a dance class more than two years ago and were "inseparable" after that, David admitted.

"I had planned to ask her on December 23, 2016", the groom, Dave Mosher, 35, told ABC News of the proposal.

Heather Mosher summoned all the energy she had in her final hours to celebrate a joyful wedding.

The wedding, initially scheduled for December 30, was pushed up to December 22. "That morning, we had a doctor's appointment after finding a lump on her chest", he says. "She wanted me to be in a dress, and I just had to get into wedding mode because my heart was in "losing my best friend" mode". Heather has shown me this same care when I was in a very dark and hopeless place.

On December 23, 18 hours after the ceremony and one year to the day since he popped the question, Heather died.

So the ceremony was moved to December 22 at the St. Francis chapel. "He carried her home".

"The last words she said were her vows", Karas said.

"She was dying, we were all there for those last moments", one of the bride's bridesmaids told ABC News.

The wedding was planned for a long time.

"Witnessed by an extraordinary family, friends as well as the many doctors and nurses who cared for her, Heather passed away less than 24 hours later".

They originally planned to marry on December 30, 2017, but doctors urged them to do it sooner, and they tied the knot at the hospital on the 22nd, with loved ones gathered by Heather's bedside for the ceremony. "She was able to fight til the end, I'm going to fight until my end", David Mosher said. "The world lost an incredible person".

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