Loving Memories


“We did everything out of love,” says Jeanet Odero, pictured center, a nurse in the Intensive Care Unit at UCLA Medical Center, Santa Monica. Pictured left is Melinda Espiritu and pictured right is Ericka Boyd. Jeanet continues, “He’s very sick, and this is one of his dreams. Melinda did all the snowflake decorations.” Ericka adds, “Some of us nurses put in money to pay for their marriage certificate and court fees.” Melinda adds, “He does everything for his children, it makes me cry.” Nodding, Jeanet says, “I’ve been so tearful and emotional. He told me, ‘I’m going to be dying soon, but I want this wedding to be a memory for my kids.’ We wanted to help create this memory for him and his family.”

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