Love Is A Miracle: High School Sweethearts Marry After Bride Was Diagnosed With Stage Four Cancer
August 3, 2019 00:51 By Mambee
Being in love is one of the best feelings people can experience in their life. Moreover, turned out that sometimes love can make miracles, and the story of these high school sweethearts, Jesse and Toni, is just another example of it.
Jesse Welsh and Toni Carroll met each other when they were still studying in high school. It was a love from the first sight, and they were dreaming to become inseparable and live together for the rest of their lives.
Of course, they made plans about the wedding, but they had to tweak them a bit when Toni got pregnant for their first daughter.
When she became pregnant for the second time, she notices a lump in her neck, but thought it was not life-threatening.
Hospital staff rallied to help a cancer-stricken Melbourne woman marry the love of her life ❤️https://t.co/9AvvF2EHjX— Sunrise (@sunriseon7) June 2, 2019
Unfortunately, shortly after the second baby’s birth she was diagnosed with stage four Hodgkin’s lymphoma and heart failure.
You're about to meet a young Melbourne mother battling two deadly diseases. Just because she's in a hospital ICU wasn't going to stop her marrying her childhood sweetheart. @EstelleGriepink #7NEWS pic.twitter.com/iuknXz170r— 7NEWS Melbourne (@7NewsMelbourne) June 2, 2019
It seemed like that was the end of her road. Jesse was devastated.
Her heart stopped, swelled up, and they said she had more than five days, less than 10, and then I’d have to make a decision to turn off life support.
Toni was strong and decided not to give up. Doctors decided to make use of the Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenated Machine to keep her alive.
One day, Jesse walked into her room and popped the question on one knee. The happy bride said:
“I cried. I was so happy. But he took too long.”
💕 Incredible.— Herald Sun (@theheraldsun) June 1, 2019
As they kissed to seal their marriage at the @AlfredHealth hospital, Toni and Jesse Welsh were heartbreakingly aware they may also be kissing each other goodbye.
Read their moving story in the Sunday Herald Sun tomorrow and watch the full video online tonight. pic.twitter.com/Z2wqIUdoIm
With the help of the nurses and their family, Jesse and Toni exchanged their vows and tied the knot. It was such a beautiful ceremony.
After the marriage, Toni immediately went into surgery and came out victorious. She is now recovering in the ICU before she returns home to her family.
They are still fighting for Toni's recovery, and are running a GoFundme page to fundraise some money for the treatment.
As most of you know Toni and Jesse were recently married.
It was a beautiful day for their family.
It was so nice to see the beautiful smiles on their faces.
Toni still has a very long way to go so please keep sharing and help us to keep raising money...
What an inspiring couple they are!