One of Minnesota’s most romantic love stories has come to a heartbreaking end.
David and Elizabeth Weinlick’s life together started just like a reality TV show but blossomed into a beautiful romance novel which was destined to end in tragedy.
Dave Weinlick‘s friends ran a campaign to choose a wife for him, and then everything became official at Mall of America in 1998. The two complete strangers said “I do” in front of thousands of shoppers and on the national TV.
The thing that ended this strange but beautiful 19 years love story is a terminal diagnosis – cancer. David had inoperable stage IV colon cancer. Sadly, at 48 years old, he passed away.
When the day of their wedding came, Elizabeth knew it was a good thing. She said:
We have the rest of our lives to learn about each other.
Eight years later the couple was still standing firm. At that time, David said:
Marriage really ought to be more about committing to being together than it is about sort of how you feel in a given moment.
The pair has built a life together, has raised four beautiful children and always stayed true to their vows which they renewed last year when David was diagnosed with colon cancer.
Elizabeth stayed with her beloved husband till his last breath.
According to recent statistics, 5% of the population suffers from colon cancer at a certain point in their lives. Unfortunately, it is very hard to detect this disease on its early stages but there are some symptoms that can indicate on it, like blood in the stool, change in bowel movements, weight loss, and feeling tired all the time.
There are some things you can do to reduce the risk of colon cancer. They include:
- get regular check-ups with a doctor;
- say ‘no’ to smoking and alcohol;
- change your diet, swopping red and processed meat on fruits and vegetables;
- exercise regularly;
- take your vitamins.
Leading a healthy life will not only serve well for your body, but it will also reduce the chances of developing colon cancer.
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