9:30pm – Wednesday, January 2 on ABC2
This is the amazing story of a remarkable couple whose love is tested to the very edge of life. Kirstie is 21 years old, born with cystic fibrosis and has always known that her life would be short. In March 2011 she was put onto the transplant waiting list, having been told that she had endstage lung disease and could be dead within six months.
This film follows Kirstie’s extraordinary experience of living on the transplant list, the fear and uncertainty, the realities of having constant pain, taking endless medications, relying on oxygen machines 24 hours a day to breathe – and doing all of this while planning for her wedding.
It follows Kirstie being rushed to hospital three days before the wedding, and then bravely making it down the aisle through sheer willpower and determination. As her condition becomes more critical and the chance of a lifesaving lung transplant seems more remote, we follow Kirstie’s husband Stuart facing the very real possibility of his new wife dying – after being married for just three weeks.