Couple marries at hospice center where groom is dying from cancer

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Brooklyn, NY — He may have been completely reliant on an oxygen tank and too frail to move, but Christopher Robinson was determined to marry the love of his life.

According to the NY Daily News, Robinson was diagnosed in August 2014 with a rare and aggressive form of renal cancer. By the time it was discovered, doctors said it had already spread to his lungs and he only had a few months left to live. Then, last week, he checked into MJHS Hospice for all-day care.

But despite the fact that he was running out of time, Robinson was determined to make Terry Torres his bride. A kind city clerk brought him the paperwork, and hospice staff miraculously pulled together music, cake, and decorations in 24 hours. On Thursday, the ceremony was officially held.

“Christopher actually stood up from his wheelchair and that brought me to tears,” Terry said to the NY Daily News. She and their two-year-old son, C.J., looked amazing dressed all in white inside the hospice.

The couple had already seen each other through several rough patches on the road to their union. Robinson had been shot five times during a burglary in 2013, and for some time, they lived through the shelter systems as they struggled to find work and a place to live.

But for Robinson, the important thing for now is that his beautiful bride is now officially his wife. “She’s the love of my life, she’s my friend and my moon, my stars, my sky, she’s my everything,” he said.