Cancer or No Cancer, Live Life to the Fullest!


Her name is Katie Kirkpatrick, 21 yrs old. Next to her, is her fiance, Nick, 23.
This picture was taken prior to their wedding January 11th, 2005 .
Katie has terminal cancer and spends hours in chemotherapy.
Here Nick awaits while she finishes one of the sessions.

Even in pain and dealing with her organs shutting down - It is with the help
of morphine - that Katie took care of every single wedding planning
Her dress had to be adjusted several times due to Katie's constant weight loss.

An expected guest was her oxygen tank. Katie had to use it during the ceromony and reception.
The other couple in this picture are Nick's parents, very emotional with the wedding and of course
to see their son marrying the girl he fell in love with - when he was an adolescent.

Katie, in a wheel chair listening to her husband and friends singing to her.

In the middle of the party Katie had to rest for a bit and catch her breath.
The pain doesn't allow her to stand for long periods of time.

Katie died 5 days after her wedding.

To see a fragile woman dress as a bride, with a beautiful smile makes you think...

happiness is always there within reach, no matter how long it lasts.....

Lets enjoy life and don't live a complicated life. Life is too short.


Work as if it was your first day.
Forgive as soon as possible.
Love without boundaries.
Laugh without control
and never stop smiling.


Please pray for those suffering from cancer.
We all have close to our hearts.
Keep this going.
Prayers are always answered.