WATCH: Dying cancer patient marries girlfriend


Posted at Jun 24 2014 10:14 PM | Updated as of Jun 25 2014 06:49 AM

MANILA - A wedding video of a cancer patient and his girlfriend, taken only hours before he passed away, is now making the rounds online.

The 3-minute video, which was uploaded on YouTube by user Hasset Go last June 18, shows the wedding ceremony inside what appears to be a hospital.

"Early this year, Rowden and Leizl decided to get married on July 8, 2014, Rowden's 30th birthday," Hasset said in the accompanying description of the video. "Together with their adorable 2-year-old daughter, they already had a perfect family."

However, according to Hasset, Rowden was diagnosed with stage IV liver cancer in May.

His brother's last request, Hasset added, was to marry Leizl.

"After 12 hours of preparations, his dream was fulfilled," he said. "Unable to take him outside the hospital, we brought the church to him."

In a post on his Facebook page, Hasset thanked the Philippine General Hospital in Manila for attending to his brother's needs for two weeks, and for cooperating in granting Rowden's wish.

As seen in the wedding video, which already had 180,000 views as of posting, friends and family of Rowden and Leizl attended the ceremony.

Leizl arrived in a wedding dress and exchanged vows with Rowden while he was in bed.

On June 11, only 10 hours after the wedding, Rowden died at the age of 29.

He is survived by Leizl, their daughter Zakiah, mother Lorelei, and brothers Hassem and Hisham.