Terminally ill man fulfils marriage dream 10 hours before death

Rowden and his fiancee Leizl were planning to marry in July, before he was diagnosed with late-stage liver cancer.
Rowden and his fiancee Leizl were planning to marry in July, before he was diagnosed with late-stage liver cancer. Credit: YouTube/Hasset Go

A 29-year-old man who diagnosed with late-stage liver cancer fulfilled his last wish to marry his fiance before dying just 10 hours later.

A video of the "heartbreaking fairytale" hospital service was posted on YouTube by Rowden Go Pangcoga's brother, Hasset.

He explained that his brother and his partner Leizl had decided earlier this year to marry on Rowden's 30th birthday next month, but in May Rowden was diagnosed with stage 4 liver cancer.

The groom's last wish was for the couple, who have a two-year-old daughter, to go ahead with their wedding.

His last request was to marry his one true love.

After 12 hours of preparations, his dream was fulfilled.

Unable to take him outside the hospital, we brought the church to him. It was like a heartbreaking fairytale.

– Hasset Go, brother of the groom, Rowden

Rowden passed away on June 11, less than 10 hours after the couple made their vows.

Rowden speaks to a member of the wedding party before the moving ceremony.
Rowden speaks to a member of the wedding party before the moving ceremony. Credit: YouTube/Hasset Go

The emotional video of the ceremony shows the groom surrounded by friends and family as he awaits his bride, who is accompanied to his bedside by their young daughter, who is wearing a surgical mask to prevent germs being spread to her father.

Bride Liezl held her two-year-old daughter's hand as she walked to her groom's bedside.
Bride Liezl held her two-year-old daughter's hand as she walked to her groom's bedside. Credit: YouTube/Hasset Go

Friends and family gathered at the bedside switch between laughing and crying as the couple share their first kiss as husband and wife.

Friends and family smile at the groom, who fulfilled his wish to marry.
Friends and family smile at the groom, who fulfilled his wish to marry. Credit: YouTube/Hasset Go

Rowden's brother gave thanks "For giving us enough time to give Rowden what he wanted, and show him how loved he was.

Rowden places a wedding ring on his fiancee's hand during the moving hospital service.
Rowden places a wedding ring on his fiancee's hand during the moving hospital service. Credit: YouTube/Hasset Go