Terminally-ill Mom Ties Knot In Hospital Wedding Organized By Nurses
A terminally-ill mom has tied the knot with her partner in a hospital organized by kind-hearted nurses.
Lacey O’Driscoll – now Lacey Page – had her young daughters as bridesmaids as she said her vows with Kyle Page, who popped the question on Valentine’s Day.
The 34-year-old and her partner of five years were helped by nurses who created the emotional wedding in just three days at Birmingham’s Queen Elizabeth Hospital.
The happy couple share three children, Daisy, 10; Olivia, 9; and Kyla, 3, who all performed their bridesmaids’ duty “with perfection” during the service.
The dress, tailoring and cakes were all looked after by clinical nurse specialists, supported by the team from Ward 625. Staff even used some colored paper and a hole punch to create confetti after realizing they didn’t have any at the last minute.
Lacey, of Northfield, Birmingham, England, was diagnosed with stomach cancer in January and was given the heartbreaking news it was incurable.
She said: “The nurses have done an amazing job and I am so grateful for the beautiful day they were able to put together in such as short amount of time.”
Macmillan clinical nurse specialist, Rachel Ede, who led the arrangements, said: “When Kyle proposed, we wanted Lacey and Kyle both to have the most special day, surrounded by their lovely children and family.
“We were able to leap into action as a team of upper GI clinical nurse specialists along with the Ward 625 team to source a stunning dress, in which Lacey looked just beautiful, suit fittings for the groom who looked dashing, and we arranged the registrar to marry them – also arranging a blessing from the hospital chaplain.
“Lacey’s family and friends arranged the gorgeous flowers and balloons to make it that much more special.”
Fay Prince, Upper GI clinical nurse specialist, added: “There have been lots of smiles, laughter and tears as we worked to make sure Lacey’s wedding goes off without a hitch.
“It is amazing to see that so many came together to give Lacey, Kyle and family these special moments to treasure forever.”
“At the last minute we remembered we had forgotten the confetti, and in a flurry we found some colored paper and a hole punch, making our own confetti to give Lacey and Kyle a little bit of extra wedding magic.
“We’re so happy to have been able to make this happen for Lacey and Kyle.”
Hospital chief executive, Jonathan Brotherton said: “Well done to these amazing colleagues who always pull out all the stops for our patients.
“It makes me so proud that our teams are able to do such amazing things like this, which, even if given six month’s planning time, is a lot to arrange.
“To Lacey and Kyle, from our UHB family to yours, congratulations on your marriage, we hope to have helped you make some very special and treasured memories and we all wish you and your family all the very best.”
Produced in association with SWNS Talker