Woman's final wish: marry her boyfriend
A Spokane woman with only a year left to live fulfills her dying wish by marrying the man of her dreams.
On Saturday, under a canopy of maple trees at Liberty Park, 44-year-old Carrol Ann Brock (Harvey) walked down the aisle and said "I do" with her best friend, Clay.
"He got a good heart and he's a handsome guy," Brock said, "I love his heart, he's got a good heart."
Carrol Ann and Clay first met a few months ago under the I-90 bridge in Downtown Spokane . The couple has been homeless off and on for the past couple of years. In fact, they used to live in the very park they exchanged vows in over the weekend.
"Yeah, we used to live in this park, living on the streets," said Brock.
"He's been with me through thick and thin and I [ain't] never had anyone do that," she said.
In addition to living on the streets, Brock has been fighting for her life. Years of alcohol abuse are now taking a toll on her fragile body.
"I found out last year that from alcohol I have pancreatitis, psoriasis of the liver and they can't do nothing for me except give me medication, that's it," she said.
"And they say I've got at least a year if I quit drinking and stuff like that," she said.
When Jessica Kovac, founder of Blessings Under the Bridge heard about Carrol Ann and Clay's story she began organizing their wedding.
Everything from the cake to Brock's makeup and dress were donated.
Kovac also tracked down Carrol Ann's daughters and son.
"After 20 years- she hadn't seen her kids in 20 years, " said Jessica Kovac, with Blessings Under the Bridge
"I had names and that was it, it was just like a puzzle," she said
A puzzle that all came together Saturday when Brock's son, Michael Harvey walked her down the aisle.
"It was much overdo and I' m very happy I got to meet her and actually be apart of her life now and she gets to be apart of mine," said Michael Harvey.
The reunited family now hoping they have more time together.
"We don't know what's going to happen, something could happen and it could turn around," said Harvey.
"She's living longer than they say, not giving up," Brock said.
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