A Pennsylvania teenager with terminal cancer married his girlfriend on Friday, in a ceremony put on by the whole community.
Luke Blanock,18, wed his high school sweetheart, Natalie Britvich in a 200 person ceremony this past weekend. Almost everything needed for the teenagers’ wedding was donated by members of the Canonsburg, Pennsylvania community.
“It was very happy, very high energy. Luke was healthy enough to walk down the aisle by himself, without his crutches.” Luke’s uncle, Patrick Goode, who attended the wedding, told ABC News. “It was really beautiful.”
The former high school basketball and baseball star was diagnosed with Ewing’s Sarcoma, a rare bone cancer in December of 2013, a Go Fund Me page created by his parents said. According to the page, his cancer has spread and is terminal.
Ashley Cyprowski, the wedding planner, told ABC News how thankful she was to the community who really came together to put on this wedding. There were about 200 guests who came to celebrate.
“We got a ton of donations. The flowers, the reception hall itself, just a lot of people came together from our local community and donated their time, their services, and their goods,” Cyprowski said, noting that “With all their medical expenses they don’t have a lot to spend on something like this.”
“I’ve never seen the family as happy as they were that day. Luke was so high energy, he was just glowing.”