This young man’s dying wish came true when he married his true love in a tearful yet beautiful hospital-bed ceremony. Sadly, he lost his fight to live just 10 hours later.
Rowden Go Pangcoga, 29, was given the diagnosis of stage 4 liver cancer as he was planning his wedding, which was to take place just two months later. Confined to a hospital bed, Rowden from the Philippines was able to fulfill his last wish to marry the love of his life, Leizl, in a heartbreaking hospital ceremony with family and friends by his side.
The moving ceremony was captured on video by Rowden’s brother, Hasset Go.
To date, the video has garnered over 15 million views, and watching it, you can see why. Have a box of tissues ready.
The beautiful and brave bride walked to her love’s bedside.
Rowden, dressed in a white shirt and rosebud buttonhole, was carefully wheeled through the hospital corridor by his friends and family, who were dressed up for the occasion.
This young couple only had eyes for each other
Rowden’s brother, Hasset Go, was grateful to the hospital staff for making the wedding possible.
“Unable to take him outside the hospital, we brought the church to him,” Go said, adding that it was “like a heartbreaking fairytale.”
Leizl composes herself by burying her face in the bouquet of white roses
As the couple exchanged rings, the minister pronounced them man and wife
Sealed with a kiss
Rowden looks peaceful as he approaches his final moments in this world
Rowden lost his fight to live just ten hours after his wedding. When life is cut so short, it is hard to say goodbye all at once.
This love story is a reminder that life is fleeting and precious. Give the ones you love a hug today, and be glad they are here with us, for us to love and cherish.