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Couple Gets Married in Hospital Room as Groom Battled Cancer and Crohn’s Disease | “Our Hospital Family Showed Up”
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Couple Gets Married in Hospital Room as Groom Battled Cancer and Crohn’s Disease | “Our Hospital Family Showed Up”

They didn't have the faintest idea that his cancer would return when they got engaged last year.

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Cancer is an exhausting and life-threatening illness that can change the course of lives in an instant. However, love and compassion can help a person heal and create memories while battling this excruciating disease. Zach Stroup's journey with Non-Hodgkin lymphoma is one such tale of resilience and love in the face of a seemingly never-ending barrage of mental and physical challenges. His incredible story is now going viral on social media after his now-wife, Madison Stroup, shared it on TikTok in the hopes of educating others about the symptoms of lymphoma in young people.

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Image Source: TikTok
Image Source: TikTok

A video documenting their grueling journey has gathered over 29 million views and almost 5 million likes since being posted in August this year. Madison explains in her video that when they were taking their engagement photos, they did not realize that doctors would soon find a tumor in Zach's thoracic spine. The diagnosis changed everything for the couple who met first met in 2015 in high school, according to TODAY.