Terminally ill teen dies weeks after marrying sweetheart (video/pictures)

Get the DML App. CLICK HERE

A 19-year-old Florida man has died after a battle with cancer, but not before he was able to fulfill his dream to marry his high school sweetheart.

Dustin Snyder was given just weeks to live at the beginning of January. He told his mother, Cassandra Fondahn, that marrying his girlfriend, Sierra Siverio, would be his final wish. Five days later, their entire community came together make it happen.

From People: “It started off with a Facebook post where Dustin’s sister asked if anyone had a tux and wedding dress,” family friend Nicole Jordan Roberts told PEOPLE at the time. “They were going to do it in their backyard and we were all going to bring food.”

The community came forward with donations including the wedding dress, venue, food, music and flower arrangements (see video below).

Snyder was diagnosed with synovial sarcoma, a rare cancer, on June 28, 2016, one day before his 18th birthday. He had a mass in his left lung. After the lump was removed, the cancer came back, and on Friday he passed away.

From People: The 19-year-old Valrico, Florida native “got his wings” on Friday according to his big sister Brittany Hails.

“I love you Dustin Wade Snyder,” Hails wrote on Facebook, attached to a photo of her and Snyder. “No more suffering, god got you now.”

If you would like to receive Breaking News text alerts on a smartphone or tablet, download the DML APP which is completely FREE and easy to use. Go to the Google Play Store or the IOS App Store and search for DML APP. Be sure to keep the app’s notifications setting on. Another way to receive alerts is to text to 40404 the following message: follow @realdennislynch (be sure to put a space between the word follow and the @ symbol).

To see more stories like this, sign up below for Dennis Michael Lynch’s email newsletter.







 

Comment via Facebook

Send this to a friend