Melbourne Mum battling cancer marries childhood sweetheart from her hospital bed

Our thoughts are with her...

June 02 2019

Photos of a Melbourne woman joyfully celebrating getting married in her hospital bed while hooked to a life support machine have touched hearts across the country.

Toni and Jesse Carroll wed a few days ago surrounded by family and friends crammed inside the Alfred Hospital chapel.

Watch the video above for an update on Toni's battle.




The 25-year-old mother-of-two noticed a lump in her neck a few months earlier while in the early stages of her second pregnancy.

After giving birth, doctors diagnosed her with not only stage four cancer, but rapidly progressive heart failure.

The couple, who have been together since high school, were recently told that Toni had to undergo a risky procedure and may not survive.


Jesse wanted to fulfill his dream of marrying the love of his life, so he proposed and 150 hospital staff sprung into action to make the special day possible.

Hours after the beautiful ceremony, the new bride went into surgery. It was a success, and she is now recovering in ICU.

Sunrise spoke to Jesse about heartbreak of his wife's diagnosis and he gave an update on Toni's battle.

Toni's friends and family have started a GoFundMe to help with medical costs.

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