The exchange of vows, the joining of hands and the faint echo of your sweetheart’s voice as she whispers “I do”, are all but joys of getting married to that someone special. No matter who we are or what have we become marriage is one of the most beautiful moments of our lives. A terminally ill teen leads his high-school sweetheart to the altar in Cecil Town.
Most individual see only weakness in the face of a disease. Being diagnosed with a terminal illness is just like receiving a death sentence. Some of us shudder to think that one day they will have to face the ultimate challenge, while others choose to ignore the future, in the hope that they could enjoy the present.
Luke Blanock is one of these people. The 18-year old from Cecil town was diagnosed with Ewing’s Sarcoma more than 3 years ago, a rare form of bone cancer that spreads rapidly through the body. Since Luke was diagnosed with the disease, he was subjected to two surgical interventions. Moreover, the adolescent underwent 24 sessions of chemo and more than 100 sessions or radiation therapy.
Unfortunately, after three years of pain and denial, the doctors announced the teen and his family that there is nothing more they could do for Luke and that the disease is in the terminal phase.
Still, it would seem that Luke found a way to get over the tragic announcement. Moreover, his parents said that although Luke is aware of the fact that he was diagnosed with a terminal disease, this hasn’t discouraged him from enjoying life.
And to show that he means business, the 18-year old from Cecil town announced that he is eager to join hands with Natalie Britvich, from his hometown. The two youngsters knew each other from high-school and have been together ever since.
In fact, Luke said that only with Natalie’s help he was able to cope with this situation. Seeing that they were meant for each other, the two teens decided to join hands before God.
The fairytale-like ceremony was held at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, in Cecil town, which was attended by more than 200 people. And it would seem that the whole community chipped in to help the couple plan their wedding. Moreover, approximately 20 local small business offered their services to the young couple.
According to Luke’s mother, during the ceremony, nobody uttered a word regarding Luke’s illness or his diagnosis. Presently, the young couple is looking forward to spending the honeymoon together. Well, it would seem that in the end love always prevails.