Pa. Couple Marries in Hospital Day Before Woman's Death

Bill Carroll and Missi Wright wed at 7:30 p.m. on July 2 at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. She passed away the next day at 10:25 p.m.


On July 2, Missi Wright held her fiancé's hand during their marriage ceremony from her hospital bed.

The next day, she held that same hand as she passed away at the age of 36 after a lifelong battle with cystic fibrosis.

Bill Carroll and Missi Wright wed at 7:30 p.m. on July 2 at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. She passed away the next day at 10:25 p.m., according to a report in the Delaware County Times. 

The couple, from Morton, have been together since 2003 but didn’t get married because of the financial impact it might have on her health care benefits. “Being together so long, we kind of considered ourselves married anyway,” Carroll told the Delaware County Times. 

Carroll had proposed just days before and the couple had originally planned to wed on July 4. But Wright’s condition swiftly deteriorated and the couple decided to move the ceremony up by a few days.

According to her obituary, Wright was a lifelong resident of Delaware County and a graduate of St. Joseph’s University. She was employed with Health Advocate in Plymouth Meeting and operated her own business, Baby Cakes by Missi.

She was “an active and dedicated” volunteer with the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. Her sister, Colleen, also passed away from the disease.

Click here to view the full obituary. 

NitPicker July 11, 2014 at 03:55 PM
Jane Doe - And what difference would the MRI make in her treatment??
Jessie Nelda Bowes July 11, 2014 at 08:42 PM
As I read this story it brings tears to my eyes. My wife and I lost our daughter six yrs. ago to cystic fibrosis. She died at the age of 17 she did not get to experience the joy of a first love or marriage, but you could never tell it by the look on her face whenever you met us. Everyone always commented how she was always smiling. Our daughter had spoke to her doctor and ask him not to hook her up to a ventilator. She did not want to be hooked up , she wanted to go home to be with her lord. She also knew that she would not ever come off the vent and she did not want her mom or me to have t make that decision she knew how hard that would be for us. when she took her last breath she had a big huge grin on her face just like always. She lived life to the fullest and she never complained.
Mels Ditties July 11, 2014 at 10:43 PM
((((Jessie & Wife)))) Your daughter was an angel on earth & your forever angel by your sides...
Mike Goodwin July 12, 2014 at 06:45 AM
RIP Missi !
Beth July 13, 2014 at 02:18 AM
RIP Missi and my condolences to her husband and family!


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