On September 1, Joel Alsup and Lindsey Wilkerson tied the knot in the place where they met as children: St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital.
More than 25 years after they first met, on the first day of National Childhood Cancer Awareness Month, Alsup and Wilkerson made their vows to one another in the very hospital where they battled the horrific disease as children; Joel with osteosarcoma, and Lindsey facing acute lymphoblastic leukemia.
When Wilkerson spotted Alsup on her rounds, their romance picked up where it had left off.
“I could have never fathomed that I would be sitting here today at [Joel’s] side as his wife, having the privilege to be married on the grounds of the place that saved our lives,” Wilkerson said.
The couple is trying to raise awareness about the St. Jude Walk/Ride, which takes place on Saturday, September 29.