People Magazine profiled Lisa Dumaw and Therese Pieper, who made a journey from Boulder, Colorado, to Woodstock, New York, to be legally married before Lisa died of cancer. GLAAD previously brought you the story, as well as photos of the couple and the wedding. Now their story is covered by People Magazine.
People Magazine covers terminally ill woman travels across country to marry her partner
Arriving on a Wednesday night, the couple was taken to obtain their marriage license the following morning. They had a 24-hour wait period and were then free to wed on Friday in a special ceremony that took place in Eberhard's living room.
"Her partner is so loving and doting on her," Eberhard says of Pieper. "She rubs her feet with essential oils and she makes her teas and broths. When I was visiting and my cousin couldn't eat, her partner was cooking her broths. She's very, very loving."
Unfortunately, the beautiful weekend concluded with a hospital visit.
"Sunday morning, I was in the emergency room with them," Eberhard says. "That was a harsh wakeup call. We were in this magical little wedding bubble."
Read the full story at People.com.
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