The story of Heather Mosher, a woman who died of cancer just 18 hours after her wedding is fast touching millions of hearts all over the world. The 31 year old woman from Connecticut who was fighting breast cancer got married to David Mosher, eight days before the original wedding date, which was December 30. Heather’s bridesmaid Christina Karas, posted touching images of the wedding that have now gone viral and have moved millions across the internet.
Speaking to WFSB, David said, “It reminds me of someone who is crossing the finish line of a marathon or something. Nobody thought she would’ve made it that far. She proved them all wrong and that’s what that photo says to me.”
Heather and David met at a swing dance class in May 2015 and fell in love. David proposed to Heather on December 23, which was also the day that Heather was diagnosed with breast cancer. David said, “She didn’t know I was going to propose that night, but I said to myself, she needs to know she’s not going to go down this road alone.”
Of all the photos this one breaks my heart the most. He was longing to have a chance to build a life with his bride, but knew she had to say goodbye. He wished more than anything to take her pain away. But knew the only way her pain would end, was if her body finally gave up the precious life within. I cry as I write these words.
For the proposal, David arranged a pair of draft horse and took Heather out on a carriage ride and surprised her with a ring under the street light. 5 days after the proposal, the pair learned that the diagnosis was triple negative, one of the most destructive forms of breast cancer.
The cancer quickly spread and in September 2017, Heather was on life support with a breathing tube. Many people thought she wouldn’t make it much longer, but Heather was a fighter. David said, “She was tough, anyone else would have given up a long time ago. The doctors even said we don’t know how she’s still here”
Heather was trying her best to make it to the original wedding date, but they had to bring the wedding forward as per the doctor’s recommendation. The pair got married on December 22 in the presence of their family and friends. The last words Heather said to David were her vows, which would be engraved in his heart forever.
18 hours after getting married, Heather died on 23 December, exactly one year after David had proposed. On the original date of the wedding, David bid goodbye to his beloved wife at her funeral at a chapel which was supposed to be their wedding venue. A heartbroken David said, “She’s my great love, and I’m going to lose her, but I’m not losing her forever,”.
David revealed that he had been immensely inspired by his wife’s willpower and fighting spirit. “I want to keep fighting,’ so that’s the mantra I’m picking up. She was able to fight till the end, I’m going to fight until my end.” Heather had said.