Groom With Terminal Cancer Weds The Love Of His Life In Moving Hospital Ceremony.

Bride and groom smile at a table with their 2-year-old son at their wedding reception at a hospital.

Alexander Santos and his now wife, Heather, first met when the two of them were in high school. A couple of years passed before they started dating in 2019 but, soon after, they welcomed their 2-year-old son into the world. Then, last November, they received life-changing news. Alexander has a non-seminoma germ cell tumor, and it’s terminal. With months to several years left to live, there was one thing he needed to do while he could: get married to the love of his life.


With help from staff at Piedmont Columbus Regional in Columbus, Georgia, a whole ceremony and reception took place in the hospital where Alexander is staying. Folks showed up from all around, there were decorations, and Publix donated a cake. The bride and groom even donned a wedding dress and tuxedo. Everything came together beautifully just four days after Alexander’s request.

“I’m with the person I love and wouldn’t change anything for the world,” Alexander said after their ceremony.

A GoFundMe page has been created to help cover the cost of his medical bills.

Watch beautiful moments from the couple’s ceremony in the video below.

You can find the source of this story’s featured image here!

Want to be happier in just 5 minutes a day? Sign up for Morning Smile and join over 455,000+ people who start each day with good news.