William Newcomb & Helene Burns


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Marriage is about love and commitment and for Will and Helene the traditional vows, “for richer, for poorer, in sickness and in health,” are especially meaningful. They met in 2010 at work and their personalities clicked immediately. They began dating and fell deeply in love. They moved in together and even adopted a dog. For two years, their lives were blissful and happy. In 2012, after a severe sudden illness, Will was diagnosed with Crohn’s Disease. In the difficult year the followed he was hospitalized and unable to work. Will underwent surgery to alleviate the symptoms but recovery and learning to live with a disability was difficult. The one shining light during that time for him was Helene. She cared for him and stood by his side through it all and encouraged him to embrace life beyond his disability. After years of treatment, surgeries and hospitalizations Will’s Crohn’s Disease is finally in remission and he and Helene can once again focus on building their life together. Unfortunately, outstanding medical bills have thus far prevented them from planning their dream wedding. Will submitted the contest entry because he would like to give Helene the wedding of her dreams, and says that winning would be “an amazing blessing after years of hard times.”