Beautiful: Groom Battling Cancer Gets Married At Hershey Medical Center With Help From The Staff!

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Aric and Ashley Mercado were waiting for this moment for a long time.

The two had always planned to get married, but they decided to get hitched sooner rather than later since Aric had been diagnosed with non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma almost seven years ago.

Last weekend Aric was seriously battling for his life, and it was then that the hospital staff received word that the couple wanted to get married as soon as Aric was feeling better — which he soon was!

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The staff over at Penn State Hershey Medical Center took care of things from there.

They got a reverend, cake, champagne, flowers — all things a good religious wedding needs and at the end of the ceremony the entire hospital staff gave the beautiful couple a rousing applause!

As for why the couple decided now, after so many years together, was the best time to get married. Aric had the perfect answer when he said:

“We promised our kids for years we were going to get married. I decided if I had to go, I’d rather go married than not, just to show we love each other.”

And after the nuptials took place, Ashley told her new husband:

“We’re married, sucker. Thank you, everyone, for coming.”

Aww! Tears!

Take a close look at the pictures up (above) !!!

Congratulations to this brand new man and wife dedicated to each other for life!

Oh such beautiful folks!

[Image via Facebook.]

Jan 2, 2015 3:30pm PST

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