New Zealand Bride Marries Love Of Her Life The Day Before He Passes Away

New Zealand Bride Marries Love Of Her Life The Day Before He Passes Away

    For most, a wedding day signifies the beginning of a joyful life spent together. But for one New Zealand couple, the reality was very different.

    Maia Falwasser recently married her twenty-two-year-old groom, Navar Herbert just one day before the young man died after a tragically short fight with cancer.

    Navar was diagnosed with a brain tumor mere months ago but died on June 25th. The one small comfort is that he was able to tie the knot with Maia before he passed.

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    A video has been released of the couple’s special day. It shows Navar and Maia being dressed and readied for the ceremony. When Maia arrives to exchange vows, Navar says to his bride;

    “Hello my wife, hello my baby. I love you.” 

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    Since Navar’s passing Maia has set up a GoFundMe page to cover the costs of returning him to the place in which he wishes to be his final resting place. Maia wrote on the page;

    Today my heart is heavy and sad, I lost my best friend, Husband and the Father to our Son. I feel absolutely showered in LOVE by friends and family, this is a hard time, however i do find my strength and refuge in everybody’s support. 

    Navar’s Journey has just begun, shortly we will be taking him back to Kotahitanga Marae, where he has asked to be laid to rest. He has impacted so many people near and far, and he will always be in our memories and have a special place in our hearts. 

    As expected, costs to take Navar back home along with his immediate family have been quite extensive, and to give us every opportunity to spend our last moments spending time with him, we are asking for donations to assist with this. I am truly truly appreciative of your support. 

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    The couple were living in Queensland, New Zealand with their baby son. Though Maia’s pain must be unimaginable I can only hope that her son brings her some comfort during this difficult time.

    And what a lovely video tribute their little one will be able to watch when he is older, and see his father and mother on what must have been a truly bittersweet but beautiful day. The video of the wedding was uploaded to YouTube with the caption;

    On this beautiful day we celebrated our love in front of our closest family and friends. This is something that we will always remember and one day soon, Kyrie will grow up and be able to watch the love we shared.

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    The ceremony included a performance of the Haka, a traditional New Zealand dance, which is beautifully emotive and doubtless was a highlight of the day.

    Maia was an absolutely beautiful bride and although I cannot imagine how truly hard this day may have been for her at times I am just blown away by her grace and beauty.

    This story is truly heartbreaking and a reminder to be grateful for all the blessings you have in this life. If you are able to donate to Maia’s GoFundMe page I highly recommend you help out this beautiful family during their hour of need.

    Let me know in the comments how this story has affected you and be sure to take a moment today to let those you love know it.

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