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Living last days in hospice, cancer-stricken NY man marries longtime sweetheart

SAN FRANCISCO - AUGUST 18:  Eighteen-year-old cancer patient Patrick McGill lies in his hospital bed while receiving IV chemotherapy treatment for a rare form of cancer at the UCSF Comprehensive Cancer Center Childrens Hospital August 18, 2005 in San Francisco, California. The UCSF Comprehensive Cancer Center continues to use the latest research and technology to battle cancer and was recently rated 16th best cancer center in the nation by US News and World Report.  (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

SAN FRANCISCO - AUGUST 18: Eighteen-year-old cancer patient Patrick McGill lies in his hospital bed while receiving IV chemotherapy treatment for a rare form of cancer at the UCSF Comprehensive Cancer Center Childrens Hospital August 18, 2005 in San Francisco, California. The UCSF Comprehensive Cancer Center continues to use the latest research and technology to battle cancer and was recently rated 16th best cancer center in the nation by US News and World Report. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)  (2005 Getty Images)

A 25-year-old man with terminal cancer got his wish fulfilled when he married his longtime girlfriend in the New York City hospice where he is living out his last days.

The Daily News reports that Christopher Robinson and 23-year-old Terry Torres married Thursday at the Metropolitan Jewish Health System hospice in Brooklyn.

Robinson was diagnosed with a rare form of renal cancer last summer and given a few months to live. He checked into the hospice last week.

But he was determined to marry the woman who had already stayed by his side for better and worse.

A city clerk brought the licensing paperwork to Robinson and the hospice staff got decorations, a cake and a musician.

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Robinson says the wedding was "like something out of a dream."

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