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Josh Jones and Stephanie Savage, center, were married Saturday at the North Platte Care Center so that Josh’s mother, Eloise Shuck, could attend. Also pictured are, from left, Dan Shuck, Josh Jones’ stepfather; brother Everett Jones; and Stephanie’s parents, Maryanne and Tim Savage.

NORTH PLATTE, Neb. — Eloise Shuck, a resident of the North Platte Care Center, had one wish: to see her son Josh get married.

He and his fiancée, Stephanie Savage, had planned a September wedding, but Eloise’s terminal illness diagnosis meant she might not get to see her wish fulfilled.

Last Monday, Josh and Stephanie decided to move the wedding to Saturday. They hoped Eloise would be able to go home for the wedding, said Neva Cooper, director of social services for the care center.

When Josh and Stephanie found out that would not be possible, they called the nursing home on Thursday night, asking if they could hold the wedding there.

Cooper told them yes — even before getting approval from center administrator Carolyn Riggs. Of course, Riggs agreed.

In less than 24 hours, the center staff made the wedding arrangements. Many of them donated decorations. The cake, photography and officiation duties were also donated, and a local florist provided flowers. Stephanie’s parents, Maryanne and Tim Savage, flew in from Boston for the occasion.

Eloise said the day was very special and she was thrilled.

“We are blessed to be a part of this special day,” Riggs said.

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