BuzzFeed reported that earlier this week, Abby had made her mother aware of her plans to tie the knot with Hickling. Her mother contacted Hickling and told him about Abby's idea, which he was for and immediately began planning with the help of his co-workers.
The ceremony took place at the medical center and was complete with a dress for the bride, tuxedo T-shirt for the groom, flowers donated from Enchanted Garden Florist cake and ring pops.
So today I got to help make a 4 year old leukemia patient's "wedding" to her favorite nurse Matt Hickling happen at the Melodies Center for Childhood Cancers at AMC. Thanks to Scott Wright and the team at the Enchanted Garden for donating your time and amazing flowers and to everyone at AMC that helped pull this together in less than 24 hours. You people are amazing. THIS is why we go into nursing.Posted by Lori Ciafardoni on Thursday, July 16, 2015
Abby's mother took to the Amazing Abby Facebook page to thank everyone involved with putting the "wedding" together, writing, in part, "Abby's response: 'This is the best day ever!' We are both in awe from today's visit and smiling ear to ear."