This bride planned her wedding day in 24 hours so that her sick mom could be there with her on her special day.
Aly and Anthony Femia met as students at Manhattanville College in New York and have been together ever since.
On Dec. 14, 2012, Anthony proposed to Aly when they were on a weekend getaway to Mohegan Sun in Connecticut.
They celebrated their engagement with friends and family and were originally supposed to get married in September 2015.
After initially hoping there were treatment options, Mary and her family were told it was incurable. She now only has a short time left to live.
When Aly asked the doctors when she should hold her wedding so her mother could be there, they answered, “Tomorrow.”
So in 24 hours, Aly, Anthony, their families, and the hospital staff rallied together to plan their wedding.
In just a few short hours, the couple managed to get their marriage certificate from New Haven City Hall and pick out a wedding dress for the bride.
Aly described how the staff at Yale New Haven Hospital, where Mary currently is, played a huge role in making her wedding day a success.
“My favorite part of the day was having my mom see me in my wedding dress wearing a string of her pearls, and seeing her smile,” she said.
“Maybe that’s why it was even more important to me to have one of my parents at my wedding,” she explained.