Getting married is an exciting, anxious time: The spouses-to-be are sucked into a whirlwind of flowers and cake, white tulle and photographers, music and stationery, and a seemingly endless array of decisions. The groom, bride, and their families enjoy the anticipation of the big day, and it was no different for 21-year-old Randy.
What was different for Randy was that he was fighting Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia. His wish was to marry his girlfriend on the Oregon coast, but his doctors told him his prognosis was almost/near terminal, and travel would be impossible. Randy wouldn’t take no for an answer and responded with, “Well, I guess I have to get better then.” With his wish in the works, Randy felt hope for fighting his life-threatening illness.
Within months of being told he wouldn’t be able to travel, Randy’s counts were up and he was able to marry his fiancée on the Oregon beach. Against all odds, Randy is now cancer-free and has been for four years. There is no tangible data to explain the miracle of Randy’s life, but 89% of doctors, nurses, and health professionals believe that a wish experience can influence a person’s physical health.
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