4-year-old girl with cancer marries her favorite nurse in beautiful ceremony

Cheryl Kahla
Aug 10, 2018
11:20 P.M.

When 4-year-old Abby, a girl from New York who battled leukemia, told her mother that she wanted to marry her nurse, a "wedding ceremony" was arranged within 24 hours.


Abby was being treated at the Melodies Center for Childhood Cancer, and Blood Disorders and Matt Hickling soon became her favorite nurse.

Hickling and Abby's mother joined forces to arrange the perfect "wedding," and medical staff joined in the fun. Flowers were donated by a local florist.

Read more on our Twitter account, @amomama_usa, and scroll down to see the adorable footage.


When Abby arrived for her scheduled treatment the following day, everything was arranged. She simply had to slip a white princess gown over her clothes and walk down the aisle.

Nurses carrying bouquets of flowers were her "bridesmaids" and her physician, Dr. Jennifer Pearce, officiated the ceremony.

When Abby saw Hickling standing at the end of the aisle wearing a tuxedo shirt, she immediately ran over to him.


Dr. Pearce informed everyone present that they were gathered "to witness the marriage of Matt and Abby," but the young "bride" interrupted her.

She said the ceremony was "so sweet" and asked Matt if he would marry her. He said: "Of course I will marry you," and gave her a tight hug.

The wedding guests feasted on cakes and the "bride and groom" wore two ring pops. Matt then pushed her down in the aisle in a pink toy car painted with the words "Just married."


Lori Ciafordoni, who also worked at the Melodies Center, shared the video online and wrote in the caption. The video has been moved more than 28 million times during the past 3 years.

She thanked Enchanted Garden for the flower donations and thanked everyone involved for making it happen "in less than 24 hours." Then Ciafordoni added:

"You people are amazing. THIS is why we go into nursing."

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