When doctors told Morrissia Sauer she only had a few more months to live, she created a bucket list of items to accomplish before she died. Her biggest request? Getting married at a church.
Sauer, who is currently receiving care from Silverado Hospice in Texas, has been diagnosed with congestive heart failure. Local news station KHOU profiled her story in October, and local businesses rallied together to make Sauer's dream a reality.
Sauer and her husband Johnny were married eight years ago by a justice of the peace, but Sauer, a devout Catholic, always wanted a traditional ceremony in order to have her marriage recognized by the church.
Houston's Co-Cathedral of the Sacred Heart, which generally has a year-and-a-half wait list, happened to have December 14th open, and a local photographer, florist, hairstylist, baker and photographer all volunteered their time to put on the wedding. Silverado Hospice staff handled the set-up.
“This is a lot more than I anticipated,” said Sauer's husband to KHOU news. “I just thought we were going to have a simple little ceremony and it kind of snowballed on us. And I’m very appreciate and grateful.”
On the big day, Sauer told the news station, "It's everything I've been waiting on and I'm just happy it's here."
Watch the video above for more on Sauer's big day.