A Bride with Brain Cancer

I just came across this Huffington Post article about a couple who recently got married in the midst of the bride’s brain cancer. Mari Mckinstry was diagnosed with brain cancer several years ago, and just a couple of weeks before the wedding had to have another surgery that left her unable to walk.

I’m sure it was with incredible determination that she conditioned her body to walk again in time to make it down the aisle on her own two feet to wed Nathan Lazur.

When you hear often about husbands leaving their wives when they receive a diagnosis of a serious disease like cancer, it’s incredibly reassuring to hear about couples like this. Hopefully, learning about strong and supportive couples like this can reassure teens that relationships can survive cancer, and also demonstrate the importance of having support–be it from family, friends and/or a romantic partner.




2 thoughts on “A Bride with Brain Cancer

  1. Mitra

    Thank you so much for this! I’m a good friend of Mari’s. She is amazingly strong and I hope her legacy can give strength to those in difficult times. Without Nathan being there physically and emotionally, she never would have survived that first night. But instead, she had almost 2 and a half years filled with a love most don’t find for a lifetime.

    This is a very difficult time for all of us. Stumbling across this blog has warmed my heart and I’m thankful Mari has touched those even outside her reach. Thank you.

    1. Maya Silver Post author

      Thanks for reaching out. I hadn’t heard that she passed away until I saw your comment. I’m so sorry to hear of your loss and we offer our condolences. Mari sounded like an incredible person. All the best, Maya and Marc

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