Abby is 4 years old and battling pre-B cell acute lymphoblastic leukemia. As part of her treatment, she heads to a clinic in Melodies Center at Albany Medical Center in New York. This is where she met the man she wants to marry, a nurse named Matt Hickling. Abby told her mom she was going to marry Matt, her mom then texted Matt to tell him since she thought it was so cute, Matt told some other nurses and then responded back to Abby’s mom, “We’re planning a wedding tomorrow”.

In less than 24 hours, Matt along with the help of several others gave Abby the best day ever! Matt FTW! Grab a tissue and watch how it all played out. Get the full story here.


So today I got to help make a 4 year old leukemia patient’s “wedding” to her favorite nurse Matt Hickling happen at the Melodies Center for Childhood Cancers at AMC. Thanks to Scott Wright and the team at the Enchanted Garden for donating your time and amazing flowers and to everyone at AMC that helped pull this together in less than 24 hours. You people are amazing. THIS is why we go into nursing.

Posted by Lori Ciafardoni on Thursday, July 16, 2015