A terminally ill man married his fiancée hours before he passed away, and she immortalized him in the most kindhearted way.
When Nick Glover found out in 2018 that he had terminal pancreatic cancer, he thought he would live long enough to marry the love of his life and then-fiancée, Jo, this June.
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Things took a drastic turn on April 28, and suddenly, Glover had only a day to live; when the people taking care of him at MacMillan Palliative Care, Wigan Hospital, realized this, they asked the deceased and Jo to tie the knot that day.
Once the couple agreed, the team at the Palliative Care went into action organizing everything needed for the ceremony, from chapel decoration to ordering food for the guests.
The team equally took Glover from his room to the chapel, and despite his worsening condition, the deceased said his vows and married his love.
After the ceremony, the rest of the hospital's staff welcomed the newly married couple back to their room throwing confetti at them. The deceased was happy he got to make his wish come through, and later that night, he passed away surrounded by his loved ones who attended the wedding.
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Jo, after her husband’s death, decided to give back to the people who helped make his dream come through, the way he would want it. The newly-widowed woman donated decorations to the chapel where she married the deceased.
The decoration items included electric trust candles, dream catchers, and light up frames, and a plague accompanied the boxes they came in with the words “Kindly donated with Love by Nick and Jo Glover.”
Jo also said the staff went out of their way to organize the wedding despite the time crunch, and the decorations were her way of saying “Thank You,” because it felt right.
Caroline Tracey, the Chaplin at the chapel thanked the widow for her kind gesture, which she said will help a lot of people who want to get married in the hospital.
In North Carolina, another terminally ill patient, Ronald Grimsley, got his final wish to see his son, Travis, graduate from high school when the hospital staff decided to step in and help.
Sandy Duncan, a clinical nurse, contacted the principal of Travis school, Rhonda Benton, who agreed to have the ceremony in the room of the now-deceased Ronald.
The deceased got to see his son awarded his diploma, snap pictures together, and two hours later, he passed away.
Duncan and Benton told People that it was the most life-changing scene they have ever witnessed, and they believe it would impact the life of Travis forever in a positive way.
Glover was buried on May 20, and so far, the MacMillan Cancer Charity Foundation has received over a thousand Pounds donation in his memory.