Georgia Man with 'Aggressive' Cancer Fulfills Dying Wish to Marry His 'Beautiful Fiancée' with Help from Local Community

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Various event companies and vendors rallied together to throw a wedding for Jordan Barrett and his love Mikayla on April 20

<p>Getty</p> Stock image of diamond engagement ring and wedding band


Stock image of diamond engagement ring and wedding band

A Georgia man who has been given only months to live just fulfilled his "bucket list" wish of marrying his love.

In a heartbreaking message on his GoFundMe page, Jordan Barrett shared that he was diagnosed with stage 3 stomach cancer in 2023 and after briefly going into remission, his disease has returned and is "even more aggressive than before." He wrote that his medical team has now moved him into palliative care and told him that he has "four months until cancer wins."

Faced with that difficult reality, Barrett said he has been reflecting on how he can make the most of the time he has left and the meaningful things he'd like to experience before his health declines. "Things like marrying my beautiful fiancée Mikayla & taking one last large family trip!" he wrote in his message.

<p>Getty</p> A pair of golden wedding rings


A pair of golden wedding rings

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"I want to be able to have a wedding celebration, go on a honeymoon, take a family trip and so many other things to cross off my bucket list," he continued, requesting prayers and donations to help fund his final plans and adventures.

On Saturday, April 20, Barrett checked one special item off his bucket list: tying the knot with Mikayla. According to Fox 5 Atlanta, the couple exchanged vows at The Ivy on the Plains in White Plains, surrounded by their loved ones.

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The wedding was the culmination of generous community members and various vendors rallying together to help fulfill Barrett's wish to marry Mikayla. They heard Barrett's emotional story and sprung into action, led by event planner Sarah Bryan, owner of B.Inspired Events.

<p>Getty</p> Stock image of wedding dresses hanging on a rack in a store


Stock image of wedding dresses hanging on a rack in a store

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Other companies that provided wedding essentials and services included Moonstone Photography, Chef Steve Creations, One Night Entertainment, Ohana Professional Bartenders, Blank Canvas Event Rentals and Ice Cream Trailer.

On Barrett's GoFundMe page, more than 150 people have donated so far, bringing the fundraising total to more than $20,000 as of April 22.

"I appreciate everyone and am beyond grateful to have the amazing support system through this," Barrett concluded his message on the site. "I know where I am going after this time is over & I have accepted it — I just want to spend my remaining time celebrating and being with those I love!"

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