Hospital plans a surprise wedding. Dream comes true for a woman with brain tumor

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January 6, 2017Stories
Hospital plans a surprise wedding. Dream comes true for a woman with brain tumor

Is that possible? How do you get invited to your own wedding?  Read on… how the support of the community made this unusual couple’s dream of a dream-wedding come true.

Becky Bradley experienced a beautiful moment when she was asked by her then-boyfriend, Jarrod, for her hand in marriage. Unfortunately, she was also undergoing treatment for her brain tumor, and while they had agreed that they wanted a short engagement, between the countless trips to the hospital, achieving her dream wedding seemed impossible.


Then her hospital stepped in.

According to Today on her birthday, September 22nd, her team of doctors and nurses at Levine Cancer Institute in Charlotte, North Carolina gave her a surprise present and invited her to her own wedding.


The staff knew just how hard she had been trying to plan her wedding and the difficulty she was facing. So they secretly planned with the help of their community. From a local DJ to Pastor Lee Jock to her hair stylist, everyone provided their services at ‘no cost’ for the couple. The chapel St. Mary’s Chapel and reception space Olde Mecklenburg Brewery were also at no cost for the wedding.

On October 9, with 60 guests in attendance, they were finally able to make their dream a reality.


“I was at a loss for words,” Jarrod said about the generosity of his community, according to Today. “I can’t believe all of those people donated everything just for us and all the friends we had fly in from all over the country.”

The only person that couldn’t make it to their wedding was Becky’s brother, who was serving in Afghanistan at the time of the wedding. But they were able to compensate by bringing a life-size cutout of him instead!


Emotions ran high when they did their first dance as man and wife to Michael Buble’s “Hold On,” in a wheelchair. “The hardest part of the night was our first dance,” Jarrod noted. “She was in a wheelchair so it was pretty heartbreaking.”

Serena Perera, who is one of Becky’s nurses, commented that “Becky has such a good heart, this was the least we could do for her.”

The overall night was a success.

While Becky has a tough road ahead of her, she was given a memory, to last a life-time, by the amazing team of people that surrounded and supported her!


All pictures in this article are sourced from Today.