June 12, 2021

18-year-old given months to live marries high school sweetheart

Eighteen-year-old Chase Smith was recently given three to five months to live. He was diagnosed with Ewing sarcoma when he was 12 years old and has relapsed several times. In 2019, a tumor was discovered around the teen’s left bronchial tube, and in March this year, his condition worsened.

Tumors were discovered on Chase’s lung, shoulder and brain, and he felt like the devastating prognosis he received was a “wake-up call” from God, his dad, Brad Smith, told CBS News via email.

Chase and his girlfriend, Sadie Mills, had planned to get engaged and married after college, but with only a short amount of time left, the high school seniors decided to tie the knot in late April. “Chase has said – it wasn’t the diagnosis that sparked the wedding; it was the desire to make the most out of the relationships he has each and every day,” Smith said.

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