Adolescent Cancer, Marriage, and a Baby Made Three

by: cancercompass

A heart-warming article published Wednesday in The Atlanta Journal-Constitution highlights how cancer brought two young people together, which later led to marriage, and a baby born only three weeks ago.

Kevin Skelly was diagnosed with acute lymphocytic leukemia at the young age of 4, and Kelly Skelly was diagnosed with non-Hodgkin lymphoma during her first year of high school.

The two met as teenagers at Camp Sunshine in 1996. Located in Casco, Maine, Camp Sunshine is a retreat for children with life-threatening illnesses.

“The first time I saw her we were in arts and crafts and I was like, ‘Whoa!’” Kevin Skelly told the AJC. “I’ve got to find a way to meet her.”

And the rest, as they say, is history.

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