Terminally ill woman denied marriage license

FAIRBURN, Ga. (CNN/WSB) -- A groom is having a hard way to go while trying to fulfill the dying wish of his bedridden fiancee.

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Aubri Gillilan's last wish is to marry the father of her four children, Andrew Hendrickson. But, WSB reports that officials won't give the couple a marriage license unless Gillilan appears in person.

Gillilan has a rare form of malignant melanoma that keeps her bedridden. Hendrickson said he told officials that his bride-to-be was under hospice care and not able to come to the court house to get a marriage license. That's when Hendrickson claims they refused to give him a license.

Fulton County Probate Judge Pinkie Toomer told WSB in a phone interview that it's difficult to send a worker to someone's home due to security issues, but that they are looking into what can be done.

Gillilan told media outlets that the marriage license would mean the world to her since there's no way for her to walk down the aisle.

Hendrickson said he's asked neighboring counties with no luck. He said he even offered to show Gillilan via Skype, but his request was declined.