Tracy Edinger was trying on bridal gowns at an Ohio boutique when the shop manager approached her with an unlikely offer. “I would consider it an honor if I could buy your dress for you,” said Melisa Heming, a manager at Expressions Bridal in Mentor, Ohio. Heming's act of kindness is part of a spectacular community effort to foot the bill for one woman's dream wedding.
Last May, Edinger, 42, was diagnosed with Stage 4 non-Hodgkin's lymphoma. Edinger and her fiancé, who met on St. Patrick's Day at a local pub, have been together for four years. After her diagnosis, Edinger tells Yahoo Shine, the pair's relationship has only gotten stronger. "I love him with all of my heart, especially with what we’ve gone through," she says.
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When word got out about Edinger's wish to wed her fiancé, Andy Basiger, 36, the couple’s Ohio community rallied to make her special day affordable and, more important, Read More »from How One Bride Sparked a Chain of Kindness