4-Year-Old Girl Battling Cancer ‘Marries’ Her Favorite Nurse in New York

Everyone has different wishes and dreams of things they hope to do during their lifetime.

It was on Thursday at the Albany Medical Center Hospital in New York when a 4-year-old girl battling cancer got to “marry” the man of her dreams—her favorite nurse!

Abby, who is battling Pre-B Cell Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia, asked her favorite nurse Matt Hickling to marry her, in accordance with Facebook page Amazing Abby.

And he said, yes!

The one-of-a-kind wedding function of Abby and her beloved nurse happened at Melodies Center for Childhood Cancers in Albany Medical Center Hospital, where the little girl is undergoing treatment.

Savoring the moment, the little bride walked to the aisle surrounded by rose petals guided by her nurses Angie and Courtney as her bridesmaids. She was in a beautiful white princess dress with black leggings beneath, a veil and a bouquet prepared by Enchanted Gardens. And waiting for her is her prince charming, who got all dressed up in a tuxedo t-shirt and scrubs.

The employees of the organization and many others also witnessed the wedding, which was officiated by Dr. Jennifer Pearce.

“Our patient shyly asked me to marry her. I didn’t hesitate to say yes, I got a HUGE hug and we sealed the deal with ring pops being placed on our fingers!” Matt posted on his Facebook account.

“This is the best day ever!”

And when asked about the day, the young bride exclaimed, “This is the best day ever!”

After the momentous event, the “couple” escaped through their “Just Married” car, where the groom pushed the bride back to her room for their “wedding reception.”

The “newlyweds” enjoyed the cake so much including the wedding custom of the bride and groom smashing the wedding cake in each others faces.

Abby and her “groom” pose for the traditional smashing of the cake in the groom’s face. Via Amazing Abby Facebook page.

The wedding video, uploaded on Thursday by Lori Ciafardoni,‎ has circulated online within hours and has already been viewed more than 13 million times.


Gil Wayne ignites the minds of future nurses through his work as a part-time nurse instructor, writer, and contributor for Nurseslabs, striving to inspire the next generation to reach their full potential and elevate the nursing profession.

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