Chase Smith and Sadie Mills, both 18, exchanged vows just days after being told she has three to five months left to live because of her battle with Ewing’s sarcoma, a rare type of cancer, reports the Indianapolis Star.
The couple married on April 29 on Mills ‘parents’ drive in Indiana, the exact location where they shared their first kiss six months earlier, the newspaper said. The service was scheduled in four days.
“Overall, it was the best day of my life,” said Mills in a video interview. “I always wanted an outdoor wedding and the fact that Chase had the idea of having the altar where we went for our first date, where we had our first kiss, that meant a lot for me. “
Smith, formerly a nationally ranked swimmer, was first diagnosed with the rare form of cancer at the age of 12, the newspaper said.
“We pray daily for a miracle together because we trust God,” Mills told the newspaper. “We pray that Chase will stay on this earth longer so that we can bring our love story to more people. “