Strangers Make Congestive Heart Failure Patient’s Three Last Wishes Come true

It was a dream come true for Phillip Tucker Jr. when he woke up with his newly wed wife Tiffany Richardson as a married couple on Sunday.

After all, they were married just one day earlier, on Saturday afternoon, at a beautiful ceremony in West Chazy. The wedding was organized by members of the North Country community after just meeting the couple a few days earlier.

25 year old Tucker, is a patient of congestive heart failure, and his kidneys and liver are also failing him. Tucker knew time was not on his side, and told his family and friends that his final 3 wishes were to ride on a motorcycle, get married to Richardson and have a grand wedding ceremony.

Organizer Julieann Carter was fighting back tears and said that she was so happy, they could make his last wishes come true. It all started when a post on Facebook led Carter to Tucker’s story, but when she met Phillip, she decided to put all her efforts to make his three wishes true.

Tucker and Richardson were married on Carter’s West Chazy property, witnessed by family, friends and hundreds of strangers.

As many things nowadays are popularized online, so were Tucker’s last wishes circulated on social media and caught the attention of strangers in the area. Everybody got involved to organize Tucker’s perfect day in just under a week.

It was a sight to see, when multitudes of motorcyclists gathered, on that beautiful Saturday morning in Peru, to escort Tucker from his home, all the way to the wedding venue in West Chazy.

Thanks to Lake City Choppers who provided a Tucker a motorcycle with a sidecar so that he could safely be brought to the ceremony.

Phillip Tucker’s father, Phillip Tucker Sr., was excited and grateful that his son’s three last wishes were coming true, since he did not have a long time to live.

The family was utterly thankful to all who made it possible, and thanked all those who came to the ceremony, the bikers, people who cooked, their friends and family, and everybody who contributed.

Everybody celebrated as the donated wedding cake was being served along with a scrumptious pig roast, at Tucker’s request.

Tucker and Richardson were married thanks to the contribution of the community and are living their best days now in matrimonial bliss.

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