Laurin Long and Michael Bank wouldn’t let cancer dictate their wedding date.
Just a few months ago, doctors warned she might need to be on oxygen or not be able to walk down the aisle at all as her illness — vanquished for more than two years — suddenly returned just as the couple was planning their life together.
Move up your wedding date, doctors advised. But March 24 was special — it was the anniversary of the day Long and Banks met — and changing it felt like giving in to cancer and giving up, so they were defiant.
“We decided that March 24, whatever condition I was in, we were going to do it,” Long, 29, told TODAY.