A real-life Walk to Remember.
Amie Cresswell and Omar Al Shaikh of England, both 16 years old, got married just three days before Omar died.
Omar had been diagnosed with leukemia after fainting at a soccer match, according to the Daily Mail. He had been undergoing treatment and was in remission when he started dating Amie eight months ago.
But life for the happy couple took a turn when Omar ran into more health problems.
“The doctors had tears in their eyes when they told Omar the news,” close family friend Jo Khalaf told the Birmingham Mail.
While in the hospital and undergoing chemo, Amie visited Omar as often as she could, but by the time doctors found a matching donor, it was too late.
On June 14, doctors told Omar that the cancer had spread to his bone marrow and he only had a few days left to live. Two days later, he proposed to Amie.