Tuesday, March 22, 2011
"Katie Kirkpatrick, 21, held off cancer to celebrate the happiest day of her life. Katie had chanced away cancer once, only to have it return - to clog her lungs and grab hold of her heart. Breathing was difficult now; she had to use oxygen. The pain in her back was so intense it broke through the morphine that was supposed to act as a shield. Her organs were shutting down, but it would not stop her from marrying Nick Godwin, 23, who was in love with Katie since 11th grade. Five days later, Katie died."
This beautiful photo journal documents the touching story of Katie and Nick.
“it’s a lot to take in. it makes sense that you’re feeling overwhelmed.”
“but that’s the thing. i’m not.”
“i mean, yeah, it’s big. it’s colossal. but i get it. i belong right where i am. that’s an amazing feeling.”
- from belong to me by marisa de los santos