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Hospital plans a wholesome Christmas surprise to fulfill a terminally ill patient's childhood dream

The hospital arranges a beautiful gift on their premises for their beloved patient fighting Stage 4 cancer.

Hospital plans a wholesome Christmas surprise to fulfill a terminally ill patient's childhood dream
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Life is not always a fairytale. Unfortunately, humans have to face many fateful roadblocks along the way. Letitia Re Johnson's life turned upside down when she was diagnosed with cancer. Throughout the whole ordeal, she had the support of her fiance, Jerry Cox. Due to her cancer getting metastatic, Johnson was admitted to Medical City Dallas Hospital in July. Since then, she has been living there. The hospital and its staff got so close to her that they arranged a big gift for her on Christmas Eve, as reported by WFAA. The woman was extremely touched by this gesture.

Representative Image Source: Pexels | Emma Bauso
Representative Image Source: Pexels | Emma Bauso

Johnson always wanted to get married, it was her childhood dream. This dream became even more important when she crossed paths with the love of her life, Jerry Cox. Cox was a beacon of light throughout the whole cancer journey for her. She was in awe of his devotion to her in such complicated circumstances. "It defines how much we love each other and how much he's willing to be there for me," she said and added, "He's been sleeping on sofas and chairs in there, eating hospital food, just so he could be by my side." Cox was willing to go through everything to be with her because he knew she was the love of his life and their bond was unbreakable.

Both of them, even today, remember their first meeting fondly, seven years ago. They crossed paths at a grocery store and for Cox, it was "love at first sight." For Johnson, he was the answer to her prayers. "I wrote a list and I asked God to send me a man," she said.  Unfortunately, her cancer put a wrench in her wedding plans, as all of their attention went into fighting this disease. Ultimately, after passing many hurdles, the couple zeroed in on Christmas Eve as a date to get married. In their pursuit, they were helped by the hospital staff, as because of her health concerns, Johnson could not move out of the institution. They arranged a beautiful wedding on the premises itself, hosting more than 20 attendees crammed inside the small 12-seat chapel.


The couple were elated by the event. Johnson enjoyed the day to the fullest. "This is the happiest day of my life," she said, "I couldn't ask for a happier day." Cox was happy to have this day with her. He kept expressing his love for her. "She's everything," Cox said, "She means everything. She looks beautiful."  Johnson was delighted to have all their close ones be a part of their special moment. "I couldn't ask for anything more," she continued, "That our families would literally come to the hospital just to celebrate us means so much." Cox was glad to have Johnson by his side. "When you know who the love of your life is, don't let time slip by," he said, "Time goes by fast." The hospital also gave them a reception to celebrate their love. They enjoyed their special day to the fullest.


Alex Halley and Aidan Solan are another couple who were impacted by this deadly disease. Unfortunately, Aidan lost Alex but is now determined to fulfill her last wish. She wanted to build an accessible playground where kids with disabilities could enjoy it with their friends and siblings. Now his boyfriend is doing everything to fulfill her wish.


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