From Child Patients to Newlyweds!
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