Hospital helps terminal cancer patient stage wedding

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POSTED: Saturday, March 16, 2013 - 6:00pm

UPDATED: Monday, March 18, 2013 - 1:14pm

Workers at Louisville, Kentucky's University Hospital came together to grant a wish for a dying patient.

Hospital staff members call Evonne Lee an inspiration, so they provided a moment of joy and celebration to the 52-year-old cancer patient who has a grim prognosis.

"Time is against her right now, and one of her wishes was to get married before she was out of time," said University Hospital Nurse Melissa Pritchett.

That's all it took to turn University Hospital into a wedding venue for Evonne Lee and Don Tyler.

"When we first met and we first got together, we decided we're in it for life," Tyler said.

That promise was enough eight years ago, but getting married became a priority when Lee was diagnosed with cancer last year. Don popped the question Christmas morning, as Lee's health began deteriorating.

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