A teenager with terminal cancer gets married to his high school sweetheart

A high school senior who got diagnosed with terminal cancer and only had three to five months to live married his girlfriend in a small ceremony.

“A lot of people just thought I was getting married because I knew my life was about to be short … but that’s anything but the truth. It was more of a wake-up call from God,” said Chase Smith, 19, who was first diagnosed with Ewing’s Sarcoma, a very rare cancer of the bones, in 2014.

His cancer returned in March and he received the terminal diagnosis.

“[I thought], ‘Hey, you do love this girl and you do have limited time,'" he said. "Anybody can die at any moment, so if you know you want to [get married] in the future, and you’re ready to do it and you’re able to do it and give your all ... start a journey together.”

The couple's older sisters planned the wedding and worked to get donations from small businesses. It was all done in four days.

This story was originally published by Good Morning America.

For more information: https://www.goodmorningamerica.com/living/story/teen-terminal-cancer-marries-high-school-sweetheart-emotional-71274065

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