When Zack and Madison Stroup spoke their vows, the phrase “Till heaven do us part” took on a whole new and deeply meaningful meaning for them.
They went to the same high school together and became friends, but it wasn’t until much later that they realized they had feelings for one another. Zach has been fighting against a variety of ailments, including Non-Hodgkin lymphoma as well as Crohn’s disease.
In spite of the fact that he was getting medical treatment, he continued to undergo a deterioration of his health, which ultimately reduced him to a mere husk of the person he used to be.
Madison hurried to bring him to the hospital, and while they were there, information was revealed to them that eliminated any hope of them spending their futures together. The individual was diagnosed with cancer by the attending physician. Madison said that she got the feeling that the walls were getting closer and closer to enclosing her.
Despite this, the two individuals refused to believe that there was much of a possibility for them to survive, and in the end, they came to the decision that the only way to save what little life they still had was to do so together.
Throughout Zach’s whole time in the hospital, which lasted for a combined total of nine months, it was an exciting roller coaster journey. He would go through rounds of treatment until he went into remission, but then, a few months later, he discovered that the cancer had returned. He continued to go through cycles of treatment until he went into remission.
She said that since he “looked me in the eyes, sobbing, and told me that he didn’t want to fight any more,” Madison did the best she could with the circumstance. “He looked me in the eyes, weeping.” She longed for Zach to grasp the breadth of her feelings for him and she prayed that he would.
She canceled their wedding, which was supposed to take place several months from now, and instead planned a wedding that would take place within the next forty-eight hours. It was just what Zach needed to boost his confidence and give him hope so that he could keep fighting.
As a direct consequence of the miraculous healing that God did, Zach’s condition dramatically improved to the point where he was eligible to get a bone marrow transplant.
The news that Zach’s cancer had been put into remission reached the couple after some time had passed.
Now that he is healthy enough to return home, the couple is developing a new appreciation for the preciousness of life as they relish even the most commonplace of events. For example, now that he is well enough to come home, they are able to wake up next to one another in bed.