June 14, 2021
A terminally-ill cancer patient received her heartfelt wish to see her youngest daughter get married this week from her bedside at the West Hills Hospital.
Margarita Villacreces, age 61, was admitted to the hospital last week with complications from cancer. Her youngest daughter, Cindy, had planned to get married to her fiancé, Andre, later this month in Mexico. However, when Cindy’s sister suggested moving the wedding date up, the team at West Hills Hospital readily agreed to host the ceremony in Margarita’s room.
In under 6 hours, the hospital team, inspired with compassion, jumped into action, organizing a bedside wedding — complete with decorations, wedding cake, sparkling cider and beautiful flowers from Conroy’s florist. Several family members attended the event, including the patient’s parents, her three daughters and new son-in-law. There was not a dry eye in the room.
“I am so proud of our team at West Hills Hospital for going that extra mile to help create this keepsake memory for the family,” said Mark Miller, CEO of West Hills Hospital. “It is special times like this that showcase the compassionate care our team provides each and every day.”