NEW YORK (AP) – It was a tragic scene of love.

Theodore Tyson and Dominga Rios were married Friday, but not in the church they’d planned upon. Instead, their wedding took place in a conference room at a Bronx hospital.

That’s because Tyson, 24, has only days to live, according to his family. He suffers from a rare skin cancer that has attacked his brain and other parts of his body.

The frail groom was wheeled in on a chair. His two daughters, Tamia, 5, and Tiara, 2, sprinkled red rose petals on the ground at Montefiore Medical Center. The bride wore a white sweater, white shawl and brown skirt.

Hospital staff decorated the room with flowers and heart-shaped balloons.

When the hospital chaplain asked the couple if they would take each other as husband and wife, Rios said, “Forever, I do.”

Her fiancee, too weak to speak, simply raised his hand in acknowledgment.

“She’s an angel,” Rios’ mother, Paulina Colon, told the Daily News. “I know she loves him. If she had to do it again, she would. That’s the type of girl she is.”


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