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Newlywed Bride and Groom Fight Double Cancer Diagnosis

Newlywed Bride and Groom Fight Double Cancer Diagnosis

Weddings are always a beautiful time where two people can celebrate with family and friends their love for each other. There is always plenty of smiles to go around, photographs being taken, and everyone dressed in beautiful suits and gowns amidst vibrant floral arrangements. Everyone’s merry with plenty of good food and drink. It’s always such a cheerful time to celebrate a couple's new chapter in life as they express their commitment to each other. For one Ohio couple, this was what they had in mind when they said "I do".

The wedding seemed just like any other beautiful and joyous event

Michael Maguire and his new wife, Annette, were no different than most loving couples when they got engaged. Just like all other newly engaged lovers, they were smitten with each other and so excited to start their life together as husband and wife. Their wedding day was going to be just like all the others, a beautiful celebration to commemorate their love and devotion to each other. A time well spent happily making memories with friends and family.

For Michael and Annette, their love story was one of commitment and partnership. They had known each other for 8 years before finally deciding to get married. Michael was 52 and Annette was 50 when the couple vowed to be at each others' side for the rest of their lives. Though they had waited, the two had always been in love and very dedicated to each other. They had seven amazing children together, who later gave them wonderful grandchildren too.

As a new chapter began, this newlywed couple enjoyed a short-lived happiness

Sadly for the loving couple, their joyful celebration was short-lived. Both Michael and Annette were diagnosed with cancer shortly after getting married to each other. 5 months after their big day, Michael was told he had pancreatic cancer. Pancreatic cancer is known to have a poor survival prognosis. Just 2 weeks after Michael received the news, Annette also found out she had cancer too. She was diagnosed with stage 3 lymphoma, cancer that attacks the blood cells. Michael and Annette's family, including their children and grandchildren, were incredibly shocked when they heard the news.

With both bride and groom diagnosed with cancer, life just seemed so unfair

The news just seemed incredibly unfair. After waiting all this time, the couple had finally decided to take the plunge and get married, starting a new chapter for their committed life together. But just as they are starting a new chapter in their lives, all of a sudden life decides to throw them a fast curveball. With both of them fighting cancer, the couple is really worried that they won't be able to enjoy their newlywed life together.

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Read on to learn more about Michael and Annette, and about their commitment to fight cancer. 

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