A dying schoolboy, 18, has married his girlfriend after he was given just months left to live after being diagnosed with Ewings Sarcoma, a cancer of the bones.
Chase Smith, a terminally ill teenager, married his girlfriend Sadie Mills on April 29 after being told he had just months left to live.
Having attended rival schools, the couple first met when they attended an ice cream social in 2018 after a swim meet. A year later, Chase plucked up the courage to ask Sadie out and it wasn’t long before the romance blossomed.
In admiration of his maturity and dedication to her, Sadie was lovestruck and enjoyed their trips to the cinema, attending church and discussing plans for their future. They had it all figured out.
Chase said: “We haven’t been without each other more than maybe like, a day or two since our first date.”
Sadie added: “He was so sweet. He’s very polite. He’s a good Christian boy. We just fell in love with each other’s personalities. Now, he is all that matters to me.”
With both creating plans to attend Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis after finishing school, they were left devastated when Chase received the terrible news that he just three to five months left to live, even if he was to receive treatment.
In 2014 and 2016, the nationally-ranked swimmer had battled the disease of the bones yet it had once again returned. The doctors had discovered tumours all over the teenager’s body, according to the GoFundMe page which has been set up by Chase’s family.
Although Chase and Sadie had originally planned to get married after finishing college, the couple decided to bring the nuptials forward after they received their parents’ blessing. Indy Star reported that the wedding was arranged within just four days.
The couple decided to marry on Sadie’s parents’ driveway and they shared their first kiss as husband and wife in the very same spot that they had their first kiss just six months before.
Chase described his wedding day as a “pure joy” and added: “The most important thing in my world at this point is spending time loving and laughing. Just living life to the fullest and loving every moment.”