Kimberly Wright and Cecil Bradstreet are being married on December 26, a date they chose because it falls in a free week between Kimberly’s tenth and eleventh chemotherapy treatments.
They won a holiday dream wedding from WIS-TV in Columbia, South Carolina, chosen by online voters. Cecil wrote their story for the WIS contest as a surprise for Kimberly who was diagnosed with stage III colon cancer during emergency surgery on July 1.
The wedding includes a reception at the historic Mitchell House and Gardens in Lexington, South Carolina, along with a wedding cake, flowers, candles, and a champagne toast. Part of the prize is a wedding planner who will take over the details, freeing up Kimberly to focus on getting well. Cecil didn’t want her to have to worry.
Writing about Kimberly’s diagnosis and treatment, Cecil said,
Two weeks ago our lives changed forever. Kimberly was diagnosed with Stage 3 colon cancer. She had the tumor removed along with about 2 feet of her colon. There were 6 lymph nodes that were positive, but the PET scan showed no other signs of cancer in the body. She will now endure 16 treatments of chemotherapy over the next 32 weeks. We have a tremendous support system that has been a wonderful foundation for us. After questions and tears we are ready to fight this and she is going to prevail. Our future plans are to beat this and move on in our lives and have a family.
Congratulations Kimberly and Cecil. Much health and happiness in your future together.