High School Senior with Rare Cancer Marries Girlfriend After He's Given 3-5 Months to Live
A high school senior who has been battling a rare type of cancer recently married his girlfriend after doctors delivered a heartbreaking prognosis.
Chase Smith and Sadie Mills tied the knot on April 29, just days after he was told he had three to five months to live because of his battle with Ewing's sarcoma, The Indy Star reported.
The couple, who started dating six months earlier, celebrated their nuptials on Mills' parents' Indiana driveway in the exact spot where they shared their first kiss, according to the outlet.
"Overall, it was the best day of my life," Mills said in a video interview. "I've always wanted an outdoor wedding and the fact that Chase came up with the idea to have the altar right where we went on our first date, where we had our first kiss, that meant a lot to me."
The 18-year-olds' wedding was something they had dreamed about for quite a while, explained Smith, who has been battling the rare form of cancer since he was 12, according to The Indy Star.
"I was so excited to see her 'cause I hadn't seen her all day," Smith explained of why he broke down in tears. "It was the pure reaction of being able to see her… It was like a hit in the chest of emotion."
With an unknown future ahead of them, the newlyweds said they're relying on their faith and each other to keep them moving forward.
"That's 110% due to the trust in God," said Smith, who has a GoFundMe page set up on his behalf to assist with medical expenses. "With God, I always know I have a shot. As long as he's by my side, I always have the strength to do whatever."
Of his new wife, Smith added: "She calms my fears… when I'm having rough times with my diagnosis or I'm in pain or in high anxiety times, she's the one person that I can go to and she can get my heart rate down, get me to relax, get me to think of something else."
"We're able to have that natural connection of being able to talk and be able to calm each other down in those scenarios," Smith continued. "It's been the best month of my life, for sure."
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