Cancer patient marries high school sweetheart at Tulsa children’s hospital

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TULSA, Okla. – It is a decision that can even cause adults to pause, but Swift Myers didn’t have to think twice.

“I was never kidding,” Swift told the Tulsa World. “I knew we were always going to get married.”

Swift is just 18-years-old and has already been through more than many people twice his age.

He has been battling cancer since the seventh grade and has beaten it six times. However, it came back for a seventh time, sending Swift to the intensive care unit at Saint Francis Children’s Hospital.

But he’s not fighting the disease alone.

Friends say Swift’s girlfriend, Abbi Ruicker, does not leave his side and he wanted to keep it that way.

According to the Tulsa World, Swift proposed to Abbi and they immediately started making plans, including the hospital and nursing staff every step of the way.

On Sunday, the pair tied the knot in front of family and friends in the hospital.

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