Photo: Amazing Abby/Facebook
Photo: Amazing Abby/Facebook

Cancer patient, 4, 'marries' her favorite nurse in adorable ceremony

Abby, who is battling pre-B cell acute lymphoblastic leukemia – a form of leukemia that mostly affects children, was “married” to Matt Hickling at the Melodies Center for Childhood Cancers at Albany Medical Center after staff there put together a ceremony in less than 24 hours.

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According to the Amazing Abby Facebook page, Abby and Hickling have had a great connection ever since her diagnosis. So much so that she decided she wanted to marry him.

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.”

Well... Abby's count came up a little but only enough to do half doses of her chemo pills. Otherwise today was pretty...

Posted by Amazing Abby on Thursday, July 16, 2015

Source: WPXI

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