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Community Hospital South helps put on wedding for terminally ill patient's grandson

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Posted at 9:01 PM, Jul 24, 2021

INDIANAPOLIS — A team of caregivers at Community Hospital South helped fulfill the wishes of one patient's family earlier this week.

They made sure that Bob Flodder, 71, who is terminally ill with cancer, was able to see his grandson get married.

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Christopher Flodder, 24, asked his grandfather if he could hold his wedding in the chapel at the hospital so Bob could be there for the special moment.

With only a few day to arrange the event, Christopher and his fiancé, Annika Cooper, 22, exchanged wedding vows on Monday with only a few family members and friends in attendance, including Bob, who was in the front row.

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In a sweet turn of events, at the end of the ceremony, Christopher surprised his grandparents by asking them if they would agree to renew their wedding vows.

They did.

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Bob and his wife, Sherri, have been married for 49 years.