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This loving couple were not legally able to wed in their native Australia, but wanted to before Lee succumbed to pulmonary disease.

Lee Bransden and Sandra Yates have been friends for 30 years and together as a couple the last eight. Lee is 78 and in the late stages of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. She'd been given 8 weeks to live, made it through Christmas and is now hoping to make it to one more Christmas with the woman who is now her wife, Sandra Yates.

Sources: TVNZ | h/t BuzzFeed | Gotya Photography