It was the moment they have both been waiting for. To exchange their “I dos” and vow to love each other for the rest of their lives.
Or at least for the rest of his.
25-year old Christopher Robinson was diagnosed with a rare form of renal cancer in August 2014 and was told by doctors he only had a few months to live. It was but natural that he would desire to live the rest of those months with the love of his life.
Christopher met Terry Torres four years ago when they were still in college. They had been inseparable since. The couple went through a lot of challenges in life and they were determined to overcome those obstacles together.
After college, they lived together and both looked for jobs to help them build their dream home. In 2013, Christopher sustained five gunshot wounds. At that time, no one expected he would survive. But Terry remained by his side.
When he recovered after multiple surgeries, the couple thought the worst was over until last year, when the doctors discovered the cancer in Christopher’s body.
When they found out, it had already metastasized to his lungs and was given only a few months to live.
With this new development, Christopher knew he only had a short time to do what he had been dreaming of for a long time – to marry the woman who had always been there for her.
Last week, the 25-year old cancer patient checked himself into a hospice so he could be better cared for.
He was having a hard time breathing and needed oxygen to help him. Despite this, he did not back down from his wish and remained committed to exchange vows to love Terry in sickness and in health.
Because of his condition, he could not get out of the hospice and the ceremony was held there. It was witnessed by family and a few close friends.
The couple’s son, Christopher Jr. was the ring bearer and had a balloon tied to his wrist the whole time.
Christopher was so happy. After the ceremony, he told family that, “It was like something out of a dream, it was beautiful.”
“She’s the love of my life, she’s my friend and my moon, my stars, my sky, she’s my everything,” remarked the new groom.