This is real love: Man married his high school sweetheart who had cancer

Sorry for my lack of updates. Last week was a pretty shitty week. I got punched in the eye, I am no longer considered employed and I became a noob for quite a bit.

But enough about me! My story fucking sucks compared to this!

I stumbled upon this touching story from years ago and I always remembered it. It is about Katie Kirpatrick and Nick Goodwin.

And this is a very special and touching story because Nick married Katie despite knowing that she had terminal cancer.

I will just let the pictures do the talking now:

Katie going through chemo while Nick rests. Taken hours before the wedding itself.


Despite the pain and her organs failing, Katie took charge of the wedding. Her dress had to be adjusted several times due to weight loss.

Katie had to use an oxygen tank at the wedding. Her parents look on.

Katie listening to her husband and friends on a wheelchair

Katie rests during the wedding. She cannot stand for long periods due to the pain

If this picture isn’t about love, I don’t know what it is then.

Katie passed away 5 days after the wedding.

   “It was wonderful. It was a dream come true. She was the most beautiful angel ever—just caring and selfless, and such an inspiration to everyone. She was always smiling no matter what happened, no matter what news she got. She was as close to perfect as they come.” 


I can’t seem to actually pen my thoughts down properly on what the message this story is showing, that’s because there are so many.

Love know no bounds. This is pure courage. Cancer is lame and someone needs to find a cure now. Don’t take your loved ones for granted. Beauty doesn’t need a 10/10 body or a perfect face. What do you really call something that’s so beautiful and sad at the same time? Life can throw you all kinds of crap, but it doesn’t mean they can really stop you.

I feel sad that my dad was taken away. I feel even sadder my mom sleeps alone at night now. And yet I guess death is a constant in life and like it or not, we just have to deal with it.


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  1. Eze - October 31, 2011 4:46 pm

    your best post yet. stop all the douchebaggery and write the real introspective stuff.

  2. alden - October 31, 2011 4:50 pm

    Thanks for the kind words Eze.

    Lol it’s my style bro, my branding. But glad you like it anyway.

    • Eze - October 31, 2011 4:52 pm

      keep it up!! (:

      • alden - October 31, 2011 4:53 pm

        Thanks, and Stitch @ Cineleisure Level 2 rocks

  3. sky - November 24, 2011 12:35 pm

    I’m sorry about your dad. my father had cancer, i can’t imagine if one day i don’t have him in my life anymore.
    “I guess death is a constant in life and like it or not, we just have to deal with it.” this is very true but it’s easier said then done :'( isn’t it?

    • alden - November 24, 2011 2:47 pm

      Thank you =).

      Well, a lot of things in life are easier said than done, but we just deal anyway. I think it’s just not something you have to worry about it. Just go about with life, and try to make positive changes with your surroundings, whatever that happens :).


  4. John - February 2, 2012 1:37 pm

    Hey Alden…. I enjoy reading your blog! This was a very touching story….similar to a wedding just last weekend with a terminally I’ll bride.
    Keep sharing. J

    • alden - February 2, 2012 3:55 pm

      Thanks John!

      Last weekend? How did it go? Sometimes love just conquers all 🙂


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