WATCH Teen Given Months Left To Live Marrying His High School Sweetheart In Heartbreaking Ceremony
The story of 18-year-old Chase Smith is tugging at the internet’s heartstrings. The high school senior in Indiana recently married his girlfriend Sadie Mills after being given just a few months left to live.
The families have shared moving videos and photos from the couple’s happy day on Facebook and YouTube, and the story has spread across various news outlets.
Teen Chase Smith Marries Sadie Mills
Chase Smith has reportedly been battling Ewing’s sarcoma since he was 12 years old, with tumors attacking his body. In April, they were discovered on his skull and in the fluid lining his brain. According to the Indy Star, he was given three to five months to live.
He and his girlfriend Sadie, whom he’d been dating for six months, had planned to attend college together and then get married. But after learning the news about Chase’s condition, they chose to get married right away.
The ceremony, on April 29, took place on Sadie’s driveway, where they met for their first date and shared their first kiss. “We, every day, pray for a miracle together because we trust in God,” Sadie told the publication. “We pray that Chase would stay on this earth longer so we can bring more people our story of love.”
“We haven’t been without each other more than maybe like a day or two since our first date,” Chase said. His mom Kelli Smith compared it to a “Hallmark love story” or a Nicholas Sparks book.
Why Chase And Sadie’s Parents Gave Permission
The day Chase received his prognosis, his dad Brad told him, “I can tell in your demeanor that you’re going to marry Sadie one day.” He went on to add, “I want you to know if that’s going through your mind right now, your mom and I support you 110 percent.”
Sadie apparently had the same idea, as she interrupted Chase when he brought it up with her. “I know exactly what you’re going to say,” she said. “I wanted to tell you the same thing tonight.”
“The most important thing in my world at this point is spending time loving and laughing,” Chase told the Indy Star. “Just living life to the fullest and loving every moment.”
You can watch a video montage of the couple’s wedding above. A GoFundMe campaign for Chase Smith has raised over $130,000 out of the $200,000 goal. You can find it here.