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Posted: July 05, 2016

Man with one week to live marries best friend

By Cox Media Group National Content Desk


A Washington man originally thought he had six months to a year to live. 

That diagnosis came two weeks ago, but Darren Sisk has taken a turn for the worse, with his doctors telling him that he has less than a week, KGW reported.

He's not wasting time. The 47-year-old has married his best friend with the help at nurses at PeaceHealth Southwest Medical Center in Vancouver, Washington.

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His best friend, now his wife, has known Sisk for 10 years since he stopped a car from hitting Crickett's grandson.

Sisk suffered a broken leg in the accident. She visited him every day in the hospital. Their friendship turned to love, KGW reported.

The groom's diagnosis came 15 years after he was diagnosed with Hodgkin's lymphoma. Radiation from that illness  is now causing his organs to fail, despite Sisk being in remission.

Sisk is also an expectant grandfather. His daughter is due to give birth in eight weeks. But since he's not expected to live long, nurses got a sonogram so he could see his grandchild moving in the womb.

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