Rowden Go Pangcoga and his fiancée Leizel planned to tie the knot on July 8, 2014 — which would have been his 30th birthday — but in May, their dreams were dashed when he was diagnosed with stage IV liver cancer. His last request was to marry his one true love before it was too late.
In just 12 hours, family members and friends of the Philippines couple managed to prepare all of the arrangements. Pangcoga's brother, Hasset, posted a same-day edit by Snap Creatives on YouTube, writing that "Unable to take him outside the hospital, we brought the church to him. It was like a heartbreaking fairy tale."
The groom passed away on June 11, less than 10 hours after saying "I do," and he leaves behind a two-year-old daughter, Zakiah.
Watch the touching wedding video here:
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