Teen Cancer Patient Marries High School Sweetheart
When Swift Myers and Abbi Myers wed on Sunday, it was from the bed at an Oklahoma hospital where Swift Myers, 18, has spent the last month battling cancer.
Since seventh grade Myers has battled Ewing sarcoma, a cancerous tumor that occurs in bones or soft tissues, according to the NIH.
His latest bout with the disease landed him in an intensive care unit at Saint Frances Children’s Hospital in Tulsa, Oklahoma, for the last month.
Two days before their wedding day, Myers asked Abbi, also 18 and his girlfriend of two years, to marry him.
“He said, ‘Will you be my wife?,’ and we’ve always joked about so I just kind of laughed,” Abbi told ABC News today. “The next day he said, ‘You know I was being serious right?.'”
So many people wanted to attend that the wedding was live-streamed on Facebook and some guests lined a sidewalk outside to celebrate the couple from afar.
A teacher at the high school where the Myers met bought the couple wedding bands from a local jeweler. Myers added a bowtie to his hospital attire and said his “I do” from his hospital bed.