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Girl with cancer ‘married’ to her best friend
    2017-July-4  08:53    Shenzhen Daily

Many people dream of getting married, but for one terminally ill girl, it really was her dying wish.

Five-year-old Eileidh Paterson from Forres, Scotland, the United Kingdom, was diagnosed with neuroblastoma, a rare childhood cancer that develops in nerve tissues, at the age of 2.

When Eileidh Paterson and her family discovered her cancer was terminal, she set about writing a list of everything she wanted to do.

“When we were told in February that any treatment now would just prolong her life and that ultimately she wouldn’t survive, we decided to make a bucket list of things she would love to do and make as many memories as possible,” Eileidh’s mother, Gail Paterson, told CBS News.

A trip to Disneyland Paris, painting her bedroom pink and visiting the zoo all feature, but perhaps the sweetest of all was Eileidh’s top wish: to marry her best friend, 6-year-old Harrison Grier.

And he was just as keen: “Harrison has said for over a year that he was going to marry her,” Gail Paterson said. “He even ‘borrowed’ one of his mum’s rings to give to her.”

“The two of them just have this magical bond,” Harrison Grier’s mother Stephanie Grier said. “Harrison has always said that he loves her and that he wanted to marry her.”

The ceremony took place June 18 at the Aberdeen Exhibition and Conference Center, and was organized in just a month by Zara Grant, the managing editor of children’s entertainment company, Love Rara.

Eileidh Paterson was walked into the room by her older brother to the sound of Disney’s “When You Wish Upon a Star.”

The couple met at the end of the aisle and were declared “best friends forever,” surrounded by friends and family.

Instead of rings, they also exchanged St. Christopher necklaces to signify the journey they’d been on.

At the ceremony, Grant read a fairytale of Eileidh Paterson’s battle, written by her mother. In the story, Eileidh Paterson was a princess who would “stop at nothing to survive,” despite the “evil beast” (her cancer) trying to defeat her.

Around 30 people attended the wedding and more than 200 joined them to celebrate at the party.

Words to Learn 相关词汇

【婚礼】hūn lǐ wedding a marriage ceremony, especially one with a religious service.

【挚友】zhì yǒu best friend the friend that you know and like better than anyone else.

很多人都梦想着走进婚姻殿堂,但对一位身患绝症的女孩儿来说,这的确是她临终前的遗愿。

来自苏格兰弗里斯的5岁女孩埃利斯·帕特森在2岁时被确诊患上神经母细胞瘤。

当埃利斯和她的家人发现她的病情已进入末期,她写下了一份遗愿清单。

埃利斯的母亲盖尔·帕特森告诉哥伦比亚广播公司新闻频道说:“今年2月,医生告诉我们如今任何的治疗都只能延长她的生命,最终还是无法挽救她的生命,我们决定列一份遗愿清单,把她想做的事情都列出来,尽可能多地保留一些回忆。”

埃利斯的遗愿清单包括:去巴黎迪士尼乐园旅行,把卧室涂成粉色,动物园深度游等等,但也许最甜美的是她的头号心愿:与最好的朋友、6岁的哈里森·格里尔结婚。

哈里森也有同样的心愿。帕特森说:“哈里森已经说要娶她说了一年多了,他甚至还问自己的妈妈借了一枚戒指给她。”

哈里森的母亲斯蒂芬妮·格里尔说:“他俩关系很奇妙,哈里森常说爱她,想要娶她。”

这场婚礼于6月18日在亚伯丁会展中心举行,儿童娱乐公司爱啦啦的主编扎拉·格兰特花了一个月操办这场婚礼。

埃利斯在哥哥的陪伴下走进殿堂,迪士尼卡通片的主题曲《当你向星星许愿》回荡在空中。

两人在走廊尽头相遇,被称为“永远的挚友”,周围是他们的朋友和家人。

埃利斯和哈里森没有交换戒指,而是交换了圣·克里斯托弗项链,来见证他们的历程。

在婚礼上,格兰特读了埃利斯的母亲根据她与病魔的斗争写的一篇童话故事。在故事中,埃利斯是一位“不惜一切代价生存”的公主,尽管“邪恶的野兽”(她患的癌症)试图打败她。

大约30人参加了这场婚礼,200多人和他们一起在派对上庆祝。

(Chinadaily.com.cn)

 

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