Long Island cancer patient gets married from his hospital bed

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Kristin Thorne is in West Islip with the story. (WABC)

An extraordinary wedding was held on Long Island Wednesday, with all the usual ingredients: rings, flowers and a cake.

What was different about it was the venue..the groom's hospital bed, where he's battling cancer.

And making it all happen was the staff of Good Samaritan Hospital.

Keith Borum and Nina Scott were all smiles on their wedding day.

It was held in the hospital, because Borum, of Lake Ronkonkoma, is battling non-Hodgkin's lymphoma.

"How you feeling today?", he was asked. "Great, one of the best days of my life," he said.

So in front of their loved ones and nurses at Good Samaritan Hospital, the two made their sacred vows.

Borum first came to Good Samaritan Hospital a year and a half ago to receive treatment. He was doing fine until about a month ago. His prognosis now is terminal, but people say that's no reason to be sad.

"I believe everyone can see the love. It's not hard to see," said Nina's sister Sheryl Yates.

"He's everything. He's my life, he's my better half. So why not marry him?," Nina said.

It was the nurses who made it all possible.

"We had things donated from different people that we knew, the flowers, the cake, invitations, rings. We actually raised money for the rings ourselves," said nurse Christina Ware.

"It started two weeks ago when he was totally awake, alert and Nina came to us when she got the news and said I want to get married," said assistant nurse manager Indrani Burmanroy.

Because nothing can stop true love.


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