We all know how scary cancer can be. At the same time, we have heard a couple of times how patients who had cancer were later declared cancer-free.
This is exactly the case with Elsie, who had Leukemia (cancer of the blood) and was told she had jjust 6 months to live.
But when love and faith is in the mix, I believe anything is possible, as Elsie and Julius can attest.
The two lovebirds, who recently tied the knot as husband and wife, went through a lot during their dating period.
The couple’s story was shared on Samanta Bridal’s youtube channel leaving many touched.
“I was diagnosed with leukemia and my parents were going through a nasty separation. During the same time, the person I was dating cheated on me. It was a crazy moment and I didn’t tell anyone other than him that I had cancer,” Elsie narrated.
Elsie opted to keep it a secret, cosnidering she was going through a lot herself while at the same time her parents were not seeing eye to eye.
“I kept it to heart and used to go for chemotherapy alone. Chemo is crazy when you go for chemo you become weak. I would lay in bed for like two days after chemo sessions.”
Julius is an orphan, and was the closest friend Elsie had at the time.
“It was very bad. I felt for her because at the same time she was going through a lot but remained strong. Mind you this [cancer] is something people have said it cannot be cured,” Julius said.
A few months down the line, the pair decided to start dating.
“When we decided to date she was still not opening up to me. She told me ‘I can’t date you’ because a doctors told her she had six months to live and here I am telling her I love you. So she was telling me I can’t date you because I’m going to die soon. I don’t what to hurt you and leave you alone.”
Julius reveals that despite being a Christian who kept encouraging his fiancee that everything will be okay, he was ver scared.
Elsie recounts how her mom discouraged her from getting married to Julius.
“Why are you dating Julius? You’re going to leave the man a widow. You leave him a widower at the end of the day. You need to first focus on your health make sure you’re well before you decide to marry him.”
The pair, however, chose to stick together during their most trying moments. Elsie later decided not to continue with chemotherapy sessions, and instead put her faith in God.
“After 12 chemo sessions, Elsie decided she wasn’t going for treatment (chemo) again. We decided to have faith in God. Because in our church Winner’s chapel we’re taught about having this crazy faith. We decided to take in this crazy faith and I told her you’re not going for any chemo we’re just going to pray. She’s healed now and we went for check-ups and the doctor said she was cancer free,” Julius explained.
When she was declared cancer-free, Elsie says she was shocked and delighted at the same time.
“It was a shock…finally I can live my life. It was a good feeling when I was declared cancer-free.What scared me about cancer is that you can’t bear children when you go through chemo you’ll still lose that child. I was battling with a lot of things like if I got married to him what if I die or I wouldn’t give him children.”