Before succumbing to breast cancer after a brave, year-long fight against the disease, 31-year old Heather Lindsay said her vows to husband David Mosher, 35. It was a bittersweet moment for everyone, as Lindsay’s best day of her life turned out to be the last day of her life.
Lindsay was diagnosed with an aggressive form of breast cancer on December 23, 2016. By the time it was diagnosed, the disease had already spread to her lymph nodes, making her prognosis bleak.
Before she got the news from her doctor that morning, Mosher already had plans to propose to her that night after taking Lindsay on a carriage ride. Mosher chose not to change those plans.
“She didn’t know I was going to propose that night,” he says. “But I said to myself, she needs to know she’s not going to go down this road alone.”
The two set a wedding date of December 30, 2017. However, in September, the couple learned that Lindsay’s cancer had spread to her brain. At that point, they both knew it was only a matter of time. Still, Lindsay was determined to make it to their wedding day so the two could say their vows before she died.
As Lindsay’s health declined, doctors weren’t sure she’d make it to their wedding date. The couple decided to move the wedding date to December 22 and move the venue to the hospital’s chapel.
With what was left of all the strength and energy in her body, Lindsay managed to put her wedding dress on, and from her hospital bed, said her vows to Mosher. When the ceremony was over, Lindsay joyously threw her arms in the air.
“That moment right there was like, ‘Death, I’m not afraid of you! I am so in love and I am going to celebrate that love right now,'” said bridesmaid Christina Karas.
Lindsay died 18 hours later.
“We were losing her as we were all standing there,” said Karas. “The last words she spoke were her vows.”
It was a sad and difficult day for everyone in attendance, but the fact that Lindsay was able to have her wedding made everything a little better and made it a day no one in attendance will ever forget.
“I saw her sick. I saw her in a lot of pain and she didn’t give up until she married me,” said Mosher. “It is so humbling that someone could love me like that.”