PLANT CITY (CBSMiami) — Seeing Sierra Siverio walking down the aisle was the only wish Dustin Snyder ever wanted.READ MORE: Mother Named Person Of Interest After Police ID Bodies Of Two Girls Found In Lauderhill Canal
“Sierra has given me the strength to keep up everything in my life,” explained 19-year-old Dustin Snyder on his wedding day to WTSP.
After being diagnosed with the rare terminal cancer, synovial sarcoma, doctors told Dustin he did not have much time left. Through it all Sierra was there. This love, Dustin says, was always meant to be.
“Probably after my first surgery, when she was there for me at the hospital for 10 days straight and didn’t leave. That’s when I knew she was the one and I didn’t ever want her to leave,” said Dustin.
So, with family and friends by their side, the couple became husband and wife on Sunday, January 28.
There was not a dry eye in the house as Sierra and Dustin walked down the aisle together to start their new life as one.READ MORE: 77-Year-Old Rafael Diaz Found Safe
“I was nervous but I was excited because I got to marry my best friend,” said Sierra.
Congrats Dustin and Sierra Snyder. Here’s their first dance as husband and wife. pic.twitter.com/T4jxnbL5Cc
— Stephanie Claytor (@ClaytorReports) January 29, 2018
According to a GoFundMePage set up by Snyder’s family, he found out he had cancer the day before his 18th birthday. He underwent surgery and doctors told Snyder the cancer was gone. But several weeks ago, he was rushed to the hospital with abdominal pain. His cancer had come back and spread to his stomach and pelvic area. Doctors now say there is no treatment.
That’s when he knew he had to marry his high school sweetheart Sierra, who he first met in sixth grade.MORE NEWS: Pembroke Pines Teen Sanura Domond Found Safe
The wedding was planned in just days and paid for with generous donations from friends and neighbors.