Heather Mosher was in the hospital fighting breast cancer when she got married. Sadly, she passed away only 18 hours later.
Standing in front of everyone in the chapel, I was hesitant to pull out my camera. As someone who wanted nothing more than to see my friend truly happy, I felt I had to capture these images, which by this point I knew were her final moments with us. What you clearly see here is two people who were destined to be joined as one. A love like no other captured for all to see. My gift to her.
Heather was dressed in her wedding gown and lying in bed wearing an oxygen mask as she and David Mosher said “I do” at St. Francis Hospital and Medical Center in Hartford. In an apparent display of triumph, the photo shows her raising both her arms in the air.
Sadly, the 31-year-old school psychologist died the next day.
David Mosher told news organizations that the day he planned to propose to her was on Dec. 23, 2016, she was diagnosed with cancer. The East Windsor couple fell in love after meeting at a swing dancing class in 2015. David decided to go through with the proposal that night as they rode a horse-drawn carriage.
“I said to myself, ‘She needs to know she’s not going to go down this road alone,’” he said.
The aggressive form of cancer spread and she had to be put on a ventilator, despite surgeries and chemotherapy. They set a wedding date of Dec. 30, 2017, but doctors urged them to do it sooner and they moved up the date.
Family and friends worked together to get Heather Mosher into her gown and a wig on the day of the wedding. The couple exchanged vows in the hospital’s chapel.
David Mosher said some of his wife’s final words were her vows.
“It was just like surreal because I’m supposed to be exchanging vows to her and here I am saying goodbye,” he sais.
Her funeral was held on the original date of the wedding.
Heather chose to spend her last hours celebrating surrounded by people she loved and who loved her. How do I know God is real? Because He was filling her with joy despite the fact that outwardly her body was failing. She chose to let God carry her, instead of wasting her last hours angry at him for allowing this illness. And carry her he did. He carried her home.
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