Katie’s Story – Some Very Moving Photography
by Peter Zack
Katie (21) was diagnosed in 2002 with a cancerous brain tumour. Despite surgery, the cancer spread to her lungs. Katie died in 2005, just five days after her wedding to Nick Godwin, her grade 11, high school sweetheart (23).
You can see the photos in a gallery here on Facebook.
Below is some info about the photos in the order they show up in the gallery:
Pic 1, Katie had to rest as the pain made it difficult to stand for long periods
Pic 2, Katie’s husband and friends sing to her.
Pic 3, Nick’s parents and Katie with her constant companion, the oxygen tank.
Pic 6, Even in pain and dealing with her organs shutting down, with the help of morphine,
Katie took care of every single part of the wedding planning.
Her dress had to be adjusted several times due to Katie ‘s constant weight loss.
Pic 8, Taken prior to their wedding January 11th, 2005. Katie spends hours in chemotherapy. Here Nick awaits while she finishes one of the sessions.
Although I know who the photographer is, it seems as if he isn’t interested in publicity surrounding this story and isn’t credited on the Facebook page. A true professional! The photos speak for themselves.
A movie of Katie and her life and struggles is being prepared for the big screen.
Cheers and good shooting
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