Touching moment bride, 70, who beat stage three cancer is guided down the aisle by her doctors who saved her life
A bride who beat stage three cancer asked her doctors to escort her down the aisle on her wedding day.
Sheri Shaw, of New Bern, North Carolina, took her oncologist Dr. VanMorris and Dr. Emma Holliday, her radiation oncologist, on her big day after they credited them for saving her life.
The newlywed, 70, exchanged wedding vows in an emotional ceremony with her partner Bill James earlier this month.
The couple, who met online, had been dating for about a year when Shaw was diagnosed with cancer.
Speak against NBC news Sheri said: “Dr. Morris and Dr. Holliday always say, ‘We do what we do because we give people a different life'”.
Sheri Shaw, of New Bern, North Carolina, who beat stage three cancer, asked her doctors to walk her down the aisle on her wedding day
“During the ceremony when the pastor said ‘who gives this woman’ they both said we do and they really did because they gave me life.”
Dr. Holliday said, “It was such a joy and a celebration of everything life after cancer should be.”
Sheri was diagnosed with rectal squamous cell cancer in 2020 after a few months of rectal bleeding.
Shaw, who is a retired nurse, went for a colonoscopy, but the results were normal.
The newlywed, 70, exchanged wedding vows in an emotional ceremony with her partner Bill James earlier this month
What is rectal squamous cell cancer
Squamous cell cancer is the most common form of anal cancer.
This type of anal cancer begins in squamous cells, which form the lining of the anal canal and anal margin.
The most common symptoms are rectal bleeding, abdominal pain, change in bowel habits and weight loss.
Surgery has always been thought to provide the best chance for a cure.
Surgical options often depend on tumor characteristics, such as size, location, depth of invasion, and local and distant metastases.
Source: Cancer Research UK
Sheri decided more tests were needed and pushed for a sigmoidoscopy, a procedure that uses a flexible, narrow tube with a light and a tiny camera to look inside the rectum and lower colon.
Shaw’s main treatment was radiation, which she underwent five days a week, and chemotherapy.
Two years after her diagnosis, Sheri went all clear and proposed to James in January 2023.
Ever since Sheri got engaged, she wanted the people who saved her life to be a part of their big day.
Speak against Today. com she said, “It wasn’t a good idea. I had to have them here. I wanted them to celebrate and see in real time what they’ve done for me.”