Man With Cancer Gets Married In Hospital To Not Let Illness Stop Marriage

Author: Clark Tos
2022-09-20 12:08:02

After beating cancer for the first time, Zach decided to propose to Madison. Unfortunately, her cancer returned and the couple decided to hold the wedding ceremony at the hospital.

Zach is a 26-year-old man who is in a relationship with Madison, 24. The couple first met in 2015. At that time, the teenagers were only friends, and it was not until 2018 that they started a romantic relationship. After a first date, the couple never separated.

“We have been together every day since. I think the only time we were apart was when he was in the hospital.' , Madison said.

Photo credit: @madison_stroup

Indeed, Zach was diagnosed with a cancer in November 2020. It is a lymphoma, which affects the lymph nodes and affects the white blood cells, which are vital for the proper functioning of the immune system. After undergoing chemotherapy, Zach was in remission in March 2021. It was then that he decided to propose to Madison, which the young woman happily accepted.

They get married in the hospital

Unfortunately, Zach's cancer returned in December 2021 and affected the young man's nervous system.

“It was in his thoracic spine and the tumor was growing aggressively. He was so big that he cut off all feeling from his chest down to his lower body.' , Madison said.

Photo credit: @madison_stroup

So Zach needed constant help getting around and Madison was there for him every day. This ordeal brought the couple closer, who had never been so welded. The lovers finally decided to marry in the hospital, where Zach was receiving his treatment, so as not to let the disease win and prevent them from getting married. The ceremony was organized and funded by a charity that helps young adults with cancer. A cake, flowers, decorations and gifts were sent.

As the relatives of the bride and groom could not come to the hospital to attend the ceremony due to health restrictions, health personnel were present. Nurses also did Madison's hair before the ceremony.

The groom is in remission

A video of the wedding was posted on TikTok and quickly went viral. The video features Zach's battle with cancer, the couple's engagement photos and the ceremony. This moving video has been viewed over 22 million times and Madison has received many supportive comments.

Photo credit: @madison_stroup

Today, Zach is in remission and he is gaining weight and strength every day. The couple have plans since they want to organize a new wedding ceremony in the presence of all their loved ones, and go to the beach for the honeymoon.

Source : Insider