They Met As Cancer Patients At St. Jude's. 25 Years Later, They Tied The Knot
September 26, 2018
Joel Alsup and Lindsey Wilkerson tied the knot this month, 25 years after first meeting as patients at St. Jude Children's Research Hospital.
Credit: ALSAC / St. Jude's
Lindsey was diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukemia when she was 10. Joel was diagnosed with osteosarcoma at age 7.
"When I met this guy, when I was in treatment, I admired him," Lindsey said of her now-husband. "I looked up to him, I thought he was such an incredible person. We grew in our friendship over the years."
Credit: FOX News
Lindsey and Joel lost touch when they went their separate ways for college, but it was St. Jude's that brought them back together again.
Both would end up working at the children's hospital that saved their lives many years ago.
Lindsey, now 37, ran into Joel on her first day on the job. She said she instantly recognized his smile.
"I was finally brave enough to tell her that I liked her, not only that but that I loved her," Joel, now 38, told Fox 13. "Luckily she felt the same way."
The couple tied the knot on Sept. 1 at St. Jude's Children's Research Hospital in Memphis, TN.
"I could have never fathomed that I'd be sitting here today, at his side, as his wife, having the privilege to be married on the grounds of the place that saved our lives," Lindsey said.
The Alsups included other former cancer patients in their wedding party, and hope that their story helps to inspire others.
Watch the video below.
Little Girl Lip Syncs 'Girls Like You' With Daddy And It's The Cutest Thing Ever
Teacher Finds Messages On Her Student's Pencils
Couple's Maternity Shoot In A Pumpkin Patch Has A Terrifying Ending
US Embassy Accidentally Invites People To Cat Pajama Party
Police Officer's Heartfelt Plea Describes The Side Of The Job You Don't Read About In The News
Three Sisters Are Going As The Hocus Pocus Witches For Halloween
Watch This High School Dance Team's Magical Harry Potter Routine
A Baby Tumbles Down A Hill On Live TV During A Rugby Match
Cat Has Existential Crisis After Magic Trick
Pilot Lands A Plane Sideways At Bristol Airport
Dad Hears Screaming Coming From His Bedroom And Captures The Cutest Video Ever