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Daughter searching for mother’s missing wedding dress after facing similar battles


WICHITA, Kan. (KWCH) -Typically, recollections of the previous can flip into your future.

Jessica Evans’ mom, Vickie, was able to marry the love of her life on March 24, 1990. However a analysis eight days earlier than the large day would cease all the things.

“She had bruises that would not go away. She went to the physician, and my dad was like, ‘Oh, it is most likely only a vitamin deficiency,’ , ‘go see the physician and see what they will do that can assist you,’”Jessica Evans stated. “She acquired a name that very same day from her medical doctors saying, ‘It’s worthwhile to go residence and pack a bag; you are going to be on the hospital for some time. So, go residence, say your goodbyes to your loved ones and go to the hospital together with your issues as a result of you are going to be there for some time.’”

Medical doctors identified Vickie with leukemia, forcing her to cancel the marriage ceremony.

“Her physician informed her that if she needed to get married, she might get married within the chapel on the hospital, however that is not what my mother needed. She needed her dream wedding ceremony. They stated that is the one method you can get married this yr as a result of in every week, you are not going to acknowledge her,” Jessica stated.

Vickie received her battle with leukemia and a yr later in a gown so stunning, it has been worn greater than as soon as, she married her fiancé, Kurt.

Jessica stated her mom and father paid for his or her wedding ceremony themselves together with paying for medical payments from Vickie’s analysis. She stated Vickie’s cousin handed down her wedding ceremony gown to assist keep away from one other hefty price. After the marriage, Vickie handed down the gown to a different member of the family who wore it in her wedding ceremony.

“And the gown has been misplaced since then. After my mother’s wedding ceremony, it was given to my dad’s cousin, they usually gave it to a thrift retailer after their wedding ceremony. She was free to do with it as she was happy as a result of my mother felt like trend would change by then, and he or she additionally wasn’t alleged to have kids,” Jessica stated.

However three years later, Jessica was born. She stated she by no means actually thought concerning the gown till she met her now fiancé, Justin.

“We had been simply having enjoyable, occurring dates and watching motion pictures collectively and stuff. I observed that it had turn into tougher to stroll up and down the steps. I might stroll up the steps in his home, not with the ability to breathe, and he would simply maintain me. And I am virtually in tears as a result of I can not breathe, and I am like, ‘I do not know what is going on on,’” Jessica stated.

After she observed she was getting bruises identical to her mother, Jessica went to the physician the place she was additionally identified with leukemia. Jessica stated her medical doctors informed her it is very uncommon for a mom and daughter to each be identified with the most cancers.

Jessica was identified simply three weeks after assembly Justin.

“It was troublesome as a result of I’ve seen my mother undergo her most cancers and undergo the aftermath of it l, and it has been a protracted journey for her. And what they had been telling us, I simply could not consider how dangerous it was going to be,” Justin Beehler stated.

Jessica stated she informed Justin he did not have to stick with her after the analysis, particularly since they’ve solely recognized one another for one month.

“I simply saved telling him, you do not have keep. Like, why would you stick with a most cancers girlfriend? You did not ask for this, I imply, neither did I however you actually did not. He stated, ‘I am not going to depart you. You are my particular person. And we’ll get you thru this in order that we will get married.’ And a yr later, we’re engaged,” Jessica stated.

Jessica beat her leukemia analysis, identical to her mom, and is now planning her wedding ceremony at The Hudson wedding ceremony venue in Wichita.

However there’s nonetheless one factor lacking. Her mom’s wedding ceremony gown that was given to a thrift retailer within the Wichita, Winfield or Wellington space. Jessica took to social media, posting photos of the gown to see if by likelihood anybody had bought it over the past 30 years.

Many individuals responded to Jessica’s plea, providing assist.

“Simply random strangers from throughout, commenting and saying, ‘I acquired married within the 90s; my gown is basically comparable. It isn’t your mother’s, and it is not the identical, however if you need to check out it, I can ship you photos.’ Which is basically wonderful for some stranger that I do not even know to supply their wedding ceremony gown,” Jessica stated.

It was purchased domestically from Reni’s Bridal on Amidon in Wichita. The proprietor remembers the gown, however stated the store would not have something near it in inventory.

Jessica stated if she’s not in a position to monitor down the gown, she’ll incorporate sure components of it into her special occasion.

“Rising up, it wasn’t almost as essential as going by way of her personal journey along with her most cancers. And now that that is the identical story, they acquired married proper round their most cancers time. And now we’re in the identical boat. All the pieces lined up,” Justin stated.

Jessica hopes whoever is flipping by way of her wedding ceremony album will know her story of battles and triumphs will finish the identical method her mom’s did.

“Even when issues get darkish, there’s at all times a lightweight on the finish, and it would not matter what the sunshine is. It is a story of affection conquers all.”

Daughter searching for mother’s missing wedding dress after facing similar battles


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