Bride, bridesmaid jump out of burning apartment days before wedd - 7News Boston WHDH-TV

Bride, bridesmaid jump out of burning apartment days before wedding

Posted: Updated:
CASTLE ROCK, Colo. (AP) -  Most every bride dreams of her wedding day; that moment where those closest to you witness one of the most important days of your life.

Naturally, the bride wants everything to be perfect.

Lenise ruff is no different, but for her, this day means so much more.

Lenise is just happy to be alive.

"My apartment burned down, I had to jump out of my third story building in my apartment complex into rocks,” she said.

Lenise and her maid of honor Marilyn Cruc narrowly escaped the apartment fire which burned almost everything she owns.

"We grew up together. She was my roommate as well. She jumped and broke her back,” Lenise said.

Marilyn spent the last six days in the hospital but she was determined to be there for her friend.

So with the help of a walker, Marilyn was there. She was able to make it down the aisle, and be there for that priceless moment.

She was in pain, but she made it. They both did.

"It just means the world to us and I know it was hard."

This day was more than just a wedding. It was a celebration of life and a reminder of what really matters.
  • U.S. & World NewsMore>>

  • Dempsey: If campaign fails, ground troops possible

    Dempsey: If campaign fails, ground troops possible

    Tuesday, September 16 2014 11:13 AM EDT2014-09-16 15:13:04 GMT
    President Barack Obama's strategy to combat Islamic State extremists in Iraq and Syria is being scrutinized in Congress, where the expanded military campaign has broad support but faces skepticism after more...[more]
    The nation's top military leader told Congress on Tuesday that if President Barack Obama's expanded military campaign to destroy Islamic extremists fails, he would recommend that the United States consider...[more]
  • US to assign 3,000 from US military to fight Ebola

    US to assign 3,000 from US military to fight Ebola

    Tuesday, September 16 2014 11:12 AM EDT2014-09-16 15:12:52 GMT
    The Obama administration is ramping up its response to West Africa's Ebola crisis, preparing to assign 3,000 U.S. military personnel to the afflicted region to supply medical and logistical support to...[more]
    The Obama administration is ramping up its response to West Africa's Ebola crisis, preparing to assign 3,000 U.S. military personnel to the afflicted region to supply medical and logistical support to overwhelmed local...[more]
  • Afghan suicide bomber kills 3 foreign troops

    Afghan suicide bomber kills 3 foreign troops

    Tuesday, September 16 2014 11:12 AM EDT2014-09-16 15:12:35 GMT
    A police official in Kabul says that a suicide car bomber has targeted a foreign convoy just a couple hundred yards (meters) from the U.S. Embassy.[more]
    A Taliban attacker detonated his car bomb next to an international military convoy on Tuesday, killing three members of the NATO-led force and wounding nearly 20 troops and civilians, officials said.[more]
  • Stay Connected

  • Like Us on Facebook
  • Follow Us on Twitter
Powered by WorldNow

WHDH TV 7NBC WLVI TV CW56
Sunbeam Television Corp
7 Bulfinch Place
Boston, MA 02114

News Tips: (800) 280-TIPS
Tell Hank: (855) 247-HANK

Can't find something?
Connect with us here:
Powered by WorldNow
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 WorldNow and WHDH. All Rights Reserved.
For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.