Given only months to live, once nationally ranked swim star Chase Smith (18) married the love of his life, elite diver girlfriend Sadie Mill (18). Last month after a “God moment” confirmed their desires to marry the couple decided to spend what time they had left latching onto God and each other like never before.
In four short days from deciding to marry, they were holding hands, with tears in their eyes saying “I do” in Sadie’s parents’ driveway. The exact spot where Chase picked Sadie up for their first date and where they later shared their first kiss, the Indy Star writes.
Getting married had always been part of the plan for the pair. “Sadie would go to Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis to continue her elite diving career. Chase…would be by her side, hopefully in the water, too. They would marry after college. An amazing life would unfold,” USA Today reported. That was the plan, but then Chase’s cancer came back. This time worse than ever.
Since the age of 12, Chase has victoriously battled Ewing’s sarcoma (an aggressive bone cancer), but this time tests revealed tumors scattered throughout his entire body, skull and even brain fluids. “With or without treatment, the prognosis for his 6-year battle…was the same. Chase had three to five months to live,” USA Today shared.
Determined to live life to the full, cling to God and believe for a miracle Chase and Sadie sought their parents’ blessing to marry. Four days later they did:
Kelli Smith, Chase’s mom, said, “This is like a Hallmark love story. A Nicholas Sparks love story. You just don’t see love like this.”
Some might even say this is a Kingdom love story. “We, every day, pray for a miracle together because we trust in God,” Sadie told The Star. “We pray that Chase would stay on this earth longer so we can bring more people our story of love.”
“The most important thing in my world at this point is spending time loving and laughing,” Chase explained. “Just living life to the fullest and loving every moment… The precious people in your life, the amount of time they are in your life, take every moment you have. Enjoy and give everything you can in those relationships. And know there is so much possible with love when your love includes God,” Fox News shares.
A GoFundMe page has been organized to aide in Chase’s continued fight with cancer. It has raised over $134,000 with a goal of $200,000.