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4-year-old cancer patient ‘marries’ favourite nurse

July 20, 2015


It’s a day many little girls dream of, a dream most realize several years later.

But for four-year-old Abby Sayles, her wedding day dreams came true Thursday in a whirlwind 24 hours after her care team at the Melodies Center in Albany, New York planned a picture-perfect ceremony for her and her favourite nurse, Matt Hickling.

Abby was diagnosed with leukemia last August when she was only three years old.

“It was tough for her when she first came here,” Hicking told CBS. “Being three when she was diagnosed, is something that’s tough for somebody.”

Mom Renee Sayles said that she felt blessed to have such caring staff look after her daughter during her treatment, even going so far as planning the wedding of Abby’s dreams.

Cellphone video of the procession has since gone viral in just a day, with over 16.5 million views on Facebook.

Adorned with a beautiful white dress and veil, Abby walked down an aisle of rose petals to meet her groom.

“Will you marry me?” she asks Hickling.

“Of course I’ll marry you!” he responds before hugging her and exchanging candy rings to seal their vows.

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