Dying teen marries his high school sweetheart in hospital ceremony

Nothing was going to stop this young couple cement their love.
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Nothing was going to stop Swift Myers from marrying his high school sweetheart Abbi Ruicker.

Swift has been battling Ewing’s sarcoma, a type of bone cancer, off and on for seven years, but popped the question to his girlfriend of two years from his hospital bed.

The 18-year-olds said “I do” in an emotional ceremony at an Oklahoma hospital – just two days after Swift proposed.

While Abbi says she didn’t believe him initially, she knew he was serious when he asked her father’s permission.

The bedside-ceremony was held in the hospital’s ICU, and attended by 100 friends and family. But many, many more well-wishers have since watched the sweet couple’s wedding video on Facebook.

Swift’s prognosis is uncertain, but Abbi says the wedding has completely lifted his spirits.

“He’s doing better,” she told People magazine. “He’s been happier than I’ve ever seen him.”

“The power of love – I hope people see that in Swift and I,” says Abbi. “Cancer really sucks, but at the end, it’s who is around you while you battle it. It’s negative from time to time, but it doesn’t define who you are or what relationship is.”

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