Shelley and William first met in 1994 through one of Shelley’s co-workers. They started dating immediately and soon after had their first child. 10 months later they had another baby. The next ten years were spent trying to get to know one another and figure out life with two small children. A few years ago, William began to experience some unexplained health problems. Despite numerous doctor visits, they were never able to get any good answers. On April 11th of last year, William had a stroke and collapsed at the grocery store. He spent the next 77 days in the hospital with a slew of harrowing complications including. On more than one occasion, he was clinging to life. William was ultimately diagnosed with interstitial lung disease with pulmonary fibrosis. His conditioned as progressed considerably and his only hope is a double lung transplant, which as of now, he has not been able to qualify for.
Shelley and William have endured so much over the years and are so excited to renew their vows in front of their family and friends.