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19YO With Terminal Cancer, Who Married His High School Sweetheart After Learning He Has Only Months to Live, Dies

19YO With Terminal Cancer, Who Married His High School Sweetheart After Learning He Has Only Months to Live, Dies

"I love you. Worry 0%," were his last words to the love of his life.

Chase Smith and Sadie (Mills) Smith had a love that was so incredible that they did not think twice before tying the knot. Knowing that they only had a few months together, the high school sweethearts wanted to make the most of their remaining time. So, Chase married the love of his life, Sadie, on April 29, 2020. Unfortunately, almost a year after their marriage, Chase bid farewell to the world, leaving his love all alone.

According to People, 19-year-old Chase passed away due to cancer on April 4, 2021, with his wife by his side at their home in Bargersville, Indianapolis. Recalling his devastating last moments, Sadie stated, "God gave Chase the strength to say his last words to me. He said, 'I love you. Worry 0%.'"



 

She added, "I whispered in his ear that everything was going to be okay and that he won this fight. I continued to reassure him that it was OK to let go and it was time for him to run into God's arms with no more pain and suffering."

The heartbroken teenager promised her husband that she would "try not to worry" while he was gone. "I kissed his face and never let go until he entered the gates of heaven and took his last breath," Sadie recalled.

Despite the pain of Chase's loss, Sadie is trying to find comfort by hoping to see him on the other side. "I just know that he butterflied his way all the way to Jesus with no pain. I trust God's plan. I cannot wait to run and jump into his arms when we meet again," she said.



 

Chase was first diagnosed with Ewing's sarcoma when he was just 12 years old. Though he had been fighting cancer for a while, he came to know his illness was terminal just six months after he began dating Sadie. So, Chase told his dad Brad Smith that he wanted to marry his girlfriend.

Brad, who was convinced that Sadie was the love of Chase's life, helped him get a ring for her. Soon, Chase told Sadie about his diagnosis and proposed to her. Sadie was thrilled and accepted his proposal, according to The Indianapolis Star.



 

"What was cool about that was whenever we were first talking about getting married, Chase brought it up and I already knew what he was gonna say. So I interrupted him and said, 'No, I know the same thing.' So that was definitely a God thing that the time was right," said Sadie at the time.



 

Shortly after, the couple tied the knot on the driveway of Sadie's home where they shared their first kiss. "A lot of people do say, 'Oh they're getting married because he has a potential to pass away soon,' and that's not at all why we decided to get married. It was more of just a wake-up call that, 'Hey, God wants you two together,'" said Chase after his wedding.

With Chase's tragic death, his parents are planning to donate the funds they received for his treatments through GoFund Me to fund "several projects that were near and dear to Chase's heart."

References: 

https://people.com/human-interest/man-dies-by-wifes-side-year-after-they-married-following-terminal-cancer-diagnosis/

https://www.indystar.com/story/news/2021/04/09/sadie-reveals-final-moments-chase-he-said-love-you-worry-0/7124826002/

https://www.gofundme.com/f/chasestrong-battle-against-ewings-sarcoma

Cover Image Source: GoFund Me Page

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