Love is the most beautiful feeling a human being can experience. And when you are diagnosed with a rare bone cancer that could kill you anytime despite extensive treatment, you need to feel loved. It’s the only thing that could possibly keep you floating. And that is exactly what Luke Blanock thought when the terminally ill teen married his high-school sweetheart.
Cancer is the worst news anyone can get, but when you’re still a teenager and the doctors diagnose you with Ewing’s Sarcoma you feel like the world is crashing around you, suffocating you with a slow and terribly painful disease.
Before he was even eighteen, Luke underwent a total of 24 rounds of painful nausea-inducing chemotherapy and more than one hundred radiation treatments.
Luke’s sarcoma spread rapidly despite the radical treatment that his doctors applied. Since 2013 when he was first diagnosed, cancer spread to his body. His current physicians declared that his illness is terminal and he will soon lose the battle.
But before cancer wins the war, Luke managed to win a battle, the battle of love. After hearing that his sarcoma evolved and his condition is terminal he decided to propose to his high-school sweetheart. And she said yes.
A wedding is not something you can afford from your weekly allowance. And Luke’s parents already spent a lot of money on the best treatment the doctors could offer to their son. So, in order for him to cross the wedding out of his bucket list, the entire community chipped in and offered to the cancer-stricken teen the most beautiful present he could hope for.
His brother started a GoFundMe account where he wrote about Luke’s passionate way of living despite the terrible illness that is consuming him. He also added that in the day of the wedding Luke was so determined to have a perfect wedding that he walked down the church’s aisle without using his crutches.
The wedding planner that put the event together, Ashley Cyprowski, told an ABC News reporter that the wedding was made possible by the incredible members of the community. They donated their time, services, and even the flowers and more than a hundred dozens of cookies.
There were almost 200 attendees at the Luke’s and Natalie’s wedding. And according to Cyprowski, the groom was positively glowing with energy.
As a terminally ill teen married his high-school sweetheart thanks to the efforts of an entire community, we are reminded that there is still a lot of good in the world.
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