Wow! Great story. It's wonderful to see two people looking beyond their
current status to a future, not only here in mortality, but beyond.I
wish them all the best and much happiness in their lives...now and forever.
The only difference between them and each of us is they are more aware of their
immortality and can appreciate the beauty of life right now. Thank you for an
inspirational story. I too, wish you a beautiful wedding and a life time of
eternal happiness. God bless you.
What a beautiful couple. May God bless them. She is so upbeat. Some people could
get really depressed with that diagnosis. I hope and pray for the best for them
in their endeavors. Cancer does suck as ive lost family to it. I hope desnews
finds other uplifting articles like this. Good job, emiley.
Inspiring. Thoughts and prayers for this couple!
She must access the medical lab in Alberta that recently found a treatment for
cancer using an old drug that was previously used for a whole different purpose.
She can read about it on the globeandmail website. Apparently it works super
fast and is extremely inexpensive.
Thanks so much for doing this article on them Emiley! You nailed Amanda's
personality. I really loved reading this.
I know without a doubt that Heavenly Father works in mysterious ways. He just
reminded me again with this story which touched my heart deeply as my tears kept
falling while reading it. I'm having my own trials of mortality in recent
months related to cancer. I've come to terms with the uncertainty following
surgery last month - and have opted not to proceed with chemo and radiation.
Another health issue now with a small mass in my left upper lung. At first it
was overwhelming and I was in denial even as I prayed. Now I'm at peace
with my decisions. I have life goals I plan to accomplish and will
hope for the time to do so. I wasn't aware there were so many compassionate
and kind people in this world that cared about me beside my close loved ones.
Thank you to all the doctors, surgeons, nurses, and medical staff that strive
daily to help and save lives. How wonderful to know that this
couple cherishes each other so much and will marry in the temple. May God
continue to bless their love, strength, and courage. I will keep them both in my
Saying that this is very inspiring would be a significant understatement.Although it's deeply stretching for a person to have to deal with
"How long?" "How much?" "How good" each day, a knowledge
of the potential for family relationships to be eternal adds an even more
transcending level of perspective, as does the knowledge that a loving Father
and His Son are with us each step of the way.Time to go give my wife
a hug and tell her that I love her.
Ok, I'm done complaining about job, money etc etc for the rest of this year
and beyond.Thank you DN for passing this beautiful story along to the
readers.Is sounds like a story that could be made into a beautiful
Christmas movie.And Love...true love (princess bride style)God
bless them both.
this story sort of puts things in proper perspective in life...setting aside
selfishness and allowing faith and simple human decency to rule your life
Cancer sucks, but people don't. Best wishes to the happy couple from a
This story mirrors that of my younger sister. She was diagnosed with stage 4
colon cancer at the age of 24, in November. She and her boyfriend decided to
move ahead with their lives and they were married in December. Doctors
didn't give her a lot of hope, so she searched around for one who would
help them be hopeful. She and her husband enjoyed 3+ more years together.
During her treatment Avastin and Erbitux came on the market and improved the
quality and length of her life. I hope the very best for this couple and who
knows what will be in store for them? God bless them and may they enjoy their
lives together, however long or short they may be.
I remember my wife telling me the biopsy had the "C" word and all I
thought about was what am I going to do with our 7 children, ages 5-19, as a
military person that could be deployed anytime.23 years later and
another bout 8 years ago of another "C" type, miracles do happen and I
regret that my first thought was selfish.I have learned how
important my wife is to me and our family everyday of our life.We
are given gifts of love and devotion from our spouses and children that keeps
God's gifts to us in our hearts and souls.People in our lives
are more valuable than gold for this life and eternity. What a
beautiful story of love and devotion in these two people's life.Life is a roller coaster at every phase of life. God has given us the ability
to adapt and show kindness, charity, love and devotion to our family, friends,
and neighbors no matter where we live and with our abilities and disabilities.
This helps me remember how much we should care about all of
God's creations, especially those close and dear to us and tell them
That's the great thing about love, it can let us see beautiful things when
circumstances are not so pleasent. Love is the triumph of hope over reality, we
need that in our lives when sometimes we are facing darkness, its almost as if
you have to be there to get it. During World War Two the marriage rate grew
dramatically, time was more important than in prewar days and couples rather
than wait or spend time planning elebarate weddings just went out and got
hitched. With the man/groom/boyfriend going off to war maybe never coming back,
the urgency was palpable. To the critics who might have included moms and dads
it didn't make sence, to the two it didn't have to make sence, love
never does. I want to be yours, even if just for a little while.......Bless you two with every blessing Heaven has to give! To everyone else learn
from these two beautiful people.
You are an inspiration. Thank God for love, for Temple Marriage, for the plan of
salvation and the Grace of Christ that blur the line between this temporary
mortal life and eternity. God bless you both.
I wish the best to this couple, especially where she's in such a difficult
state of health, it's wonderful she can have these moments of joy and love.
It's quite a contrast to many who in cases of life-threatening illnesses
have loved ones abandon them because their loved ones can't face mortality.
So kudos to the young man with the courage to have his heart broken. Btw, I have a friend who after 30 years of living together with a man is
marrying her sweetheart who is going through cancer treatment. In her case, she
did it because he has an estranged daughter who would have power of attorney. My
friend has fewer legal rights not being married to him--and so she and he
decided to marry to prevent the daughter from tampering legally with the
legalities of his medical care (pulling the plug), and to avoid legal
What a feel good story. This little gal and her soon to be husband are a true
testament of what true love are. My prayers of hope go out to them both. Thank
you DN for sharing this heartwarming story!
"Hope springs eternal in the human breast: Man never is, but always to be
Blest." May the grace of God always guide and bless you.
Thank you for the terrific article, Emiley! Amanda and Jason are an amazing
couple. Our whole family is praying that they will have a long life together.
Hopefully, others will feel inclined to share some of their Christmas money to
the YouCaring fund. Nice work, DesNews!
What an inspirational couple! I wish you both a lifetime of happiness.
I wish the best for this woman and her family and will pray for her.