Their community rallied together to organize their wedding in less than a week
Nineteen-year-old Dustin Snyder is battling cancer, and his final wish is to marry his high school sweetheart, Sierra Siverio. And to make his last wish come true, his entire community in Planty City, South Florida rallied together and managed to organize their wedding, which is set to take place on Sunday.
Dustin, who has been battling cancer on and off for roughly a year, was given the heartbreaking news three weeks ago that there was nothing more doctors could do for him.
Dustin’s mother, Cassandra Fondahn, said the last few days have been a whirlwind as they decided to fulfil his wish sooner than later. Dustin plans to marry his high school sweetheart at the Big Red Barn, which is donating their space for the nuptials free of charge.
Dustin was diagnosed with synovial sarcoma, a rare form of cancer, a day before his 18th birthday. After surgery to remove the affected lung and chemotherapy, doctors reported the cancer was gone. However, three weeks ago, Dustin was rushed to the hospital when he started experiencing abdominal pain.
That’s where he found out that his cancer came back, and took over his stomach and pelvic area. He is currently on hospice and has a pain pump connected to his heart, News4Jax reported.
“I’m blessed that he has her and that all the time that he’s gone through, she’s literally been by his side the whole time,” Cassandra told ABC News. “That’s a lot for a 19-year-old girl.”