From Child Pa­tients to New­ly­weds!

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When Lind­sey Wilk­er­son, 37, and Joel Al­sup, 38, met at age 12 and 13 as can­cer pa­tients at St. Jude Chil­dren’s Re­search Hos­pi­tal, they had no way of know­ing they’d marry there 25 years

later! “I re­mem­ber hav­ing a huge crush on him,” said Lind­sey. “I was ex­tremely shy [and] afraid to talk to her,” Joel added. They hadn’t seen each other since high school, un­til they were re­united in 2003, when Lind­sey was hired for event and pa­tientli­ai­son work at St. Jude’s, where Joel worked as an info-tech co­or­di­na­tor. “For the bet­ter part of 12 years, we be­came the best of friends,” Joel shared. And on Sept. 1, the pair ex­changed vows at the very same Mem­phis hos­pi­tal that, Lind­sey said, “saved both our lives.”

“We have this sense of ur­gency about liv­ing life, this de­sire to give back.” — Lind­sey

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