In April 2014, Jennifer Carter and Solomon Chau – a young couple from Toronto, Canada – were busy planning their upcoming wedding. They were set to tie the knot in August 2015, but had to move the date to April 11 when Chau found out he had liver cancer.
The groom-to-be had surgery, and was told that he would recover, however, in March 2015, Chau found out that his cancer had spread. The prognosis was so bad, the 26-year-old was told he only had a couple of months to live.
Following the heartbreaking news, the couple’s friends and family wanted to try to raise money so that they could say ‘I Do’ as soon as possible. A GoFundMe page was launched for Jennifer and Solomon, and they ended up raising $52,000.
Within one month – on April 11, 2015 – the couple had their dream wedding at Casa Loma, a museum in Ontario. They were surrounded by their loved ones, and one of Chau’s friends said that despite a lot of pain in his shoulders, the groom was standing tall when he married his girlfriend of eight years.
Jennifer and Solomon were married for 128 days before he passed away on August 17, 2015. Chau’s funeral was held on Saturday, August 22, 2015, the day the couple had originally set to tie the knot.
In a Facebook post following her husband’s death, Jennifer wrote: “I’m forever in your debt for showing me what love really is all about, and we learned more about it at 26 than some will learn in a lifetime. You and I should have been able to live the next 60 years of our lives together, but I’m still forever thankful that God gave us eight incredible years.”