The nursing staff, decked out in blue gowns, crowded into the hospital room to witness the bedside ceremony.
A New York man was able to enjoy “one of the best days of my life” yesterday in a tear-jerking wedding ceremony with his partner of three years.
Keith Borum and Nina Scott of Lake Ronkonkoma were officially married at the ceremony at his bedside at Good Samaritan Hospital in West Islip, according to a Daily Mail report.
Borum, who is battling non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma, a disease he has had for about 18 months, was recently told that his cancer would be terminal.
After Borum told the hospital staff that he had hoped to save up for an engagement ring to propose to his girlfriend of three years, Nina, nurses decided to raise the money themselves as others donated flowers and cakes and even wedding rings.
The staff was able to raise about $400 and used it to buy the rings. The nursing staff gathered into the hospital room to witness the new couple say their vows.
Decked out in the blue medical gowns over their wedding outfits to protect Borum from coming down with an infection, they watched as the minister presided over the ceremony.
Nina acknowledged that the whole situation was very hard on him, an that he was too weak to walk. But the wedding provided a lift to Borum’s spirits, even stealing his wife’s sunglasses to wear them as a joke.
The couple shared a kiss to seal the marriage after the wedding came to a close.