A couple with a terminal disease called Huntington’s Disease gets married despite knowing they only had a few years to live. Months later, the husband went home to be with Jesus.
Terminal Disease Called Huntington’s
Among the three siblings, Sara Smouther was the only one who inherited their father’s incurable illness called Huntington’s Disease. According to NHS, this condition causes some brain parts to stop “working properly.” It is inherited from parents to their children. Such illness gets “worse over time and is usually fatal after a period of up to 20 years.”
Sara’s sister, Lindsay Williams, described the terminal autoimmune disease as “like schizophrenia, bipolar, Parkinson’s, ALS, all wrapped together.”
When Sara’s condition worsened, it negatively affected her mental health. Hence, she attempted to commit suicide several times. That’s why her family transferred her to a facility where she would be taken care of. That’s when she met Matt Weeks, who had the same condition as she.
Matt inherited his illness from his mother. He was a successful sound engineer before the Huntington’s took a toll on his life. He even worked with celebrities due to his profession.
Soon, Sara and Matt fell in love as they both understood each other’s struggles. Sara’s doctor, Christopher James, attested to their pure love.
“They have such a special connection,” he said. “It’s a wonderful reminder that even though this disease can be devastating, people can still experience love and friendship. It’s given them a reason to keep living.”
Later on, the two decided to get married despite knowing they only had a few years to live. Matt proposed to Sara and prepared for their wedding for six months. The couple wanted to treasure every moment and desired to be together even when they got to heaven.
Indeed, months after the couple tied the knot, Matt sadly passed away. She was beside her husband when he died. He left Sara with blissful memories. The grief is undeniable, but she knows Matt is already with Jesus. And she is also looking forward to the day when she will be with him again in heaven.
“Sara was holding his hand, and he went peacefully,” Sara’s mom, Terri Catino, recounted. “God called him home.”
Reference | Faithpot and FOX59 NEWS