Woman Battling Cancer Gets “Christmas Miracle” Wedding For Free.

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A young woman battling cancer for a third time was gifted a “Christmas miracle” dream wedding. The day was made possible by 34 vendors that offered their services absolutely free. 

Katelen Cheshire has been in and out of treatment for stage four Hodgkin’s lymphoma since she was 19. After going into remission for a second time, the now 23-year-old decided to say “I do” to her boyfriend, Billy Green.

Katelen Cheshire and Billy Green

Katelen excitedly dove into planning her dream wedding. She wanted a scenic and cozy Christmas theme, and she was happy to focus on the fine details. But she soon learned the cancer had returned. 

Understanding the gravity of the situation, Katelen hurried to plan her day. She didn’t want to give up her hopes of Yuletide nuptials. She also didn’t want to wait another year to walk down the isle. Hoping to set a date only a short time away, she called the Stanford Farm in Halfway House, Shrewsbury, England. 

Katelen Cheshire poses in her wedding dress

“When Katelen wanted to view our venue, she was too poorly to attend in person, so we arranged a viewing by Zoom,” owner Cindy Edwards said

“Within the hour, we had both laughed and cried together, and I immediately knew I wanted to do something to help…I had no hesitation but to offer her our wedding venue for free.”

Venue Owner Planned Christmas Miracle Wedding While the Bride Underwent Agressive Cancer Treatment 

Katelen and Billy settled on Nov. 16, 2023, for their big day. While they were still lost in disbelief over the free venue, they had another shock. The other vendors shared that they, too, wanted to join in with some good will of their own. 

In the end, the dress, flowers, photography, cake, and more were covered. To make the day look perfectly merry, one vendor even threw in a snow machine. 

Katelen Cheshire and Billy at their Christmas wedding

Cindy put the whole wedding together for the bride and groom while they focused on Katelen’s cancer treatments. The couple didn’t know a single detail until the big day. 

Cindy decorated the venue, which is a converted stable, into a “winter wonderland.” And she hired a string quartet and a live band for entertainment. When she was finally able to unveil the event, she cried over Katelen and Billy’s reaction. 

“They all did amazing to make mine and Billy’s wedding miracle, and we can’t thank them enough,” Katelen shared

The bride’s mother shared that her daughter will continue to undergo four cycles of new and more aggressive chemotherapy. Katelen’s also scheduled to have a stem cell transplant around the holiday. 

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