Sara – The Dress
Sara received an initial diagnosis of Hodgkin’s lymphoma on August 6th, six days before her 22nd birthday. My wish for her is for her to be able to have her dream wedding gown. While she was in Houston, Texas in early 2016 doing an internship at KPMG that was a part of her degree she met a wonderful young man, Miguel. Miguel fell in love with her while she was very sick, but didn’t realize how serious it would turn out to be. They maintained a long distance relationship for almost a year throughout her treatments. He traveled to Chicago to be with her during one of her chemo treatments. After all they had been through in the past year he surprised her with a marriage proposal in July of 2017. They are planning a fall 2019 wedding. Sara wants to finish school and work for a year before she gets married.
We went dress shopping this past weekend while I was in Dallas. In the process of trying on dresses and looking at dresses online I have realized that the dress she fell in love with is just a bit out of reach for us. She found other dresses that looked lovely and she would happily choose a less expensive dress, but I want her to have the beautiful gown.