We got to know the couple on
Wednesday’s Good Morning Angels with Martin Bester.
We got to know the couple on Wednesday’s Good Morning Angels with Martin Bester.
Nicholas Venter, 33, and his fiancé, Laetitia van den Heever, from Fontainebleau on the West Rand, have been saving for their wedding day since October last year. That is when Nicholas popped the question to the love of his life, after a relationship of three years.
She said "yes" to spending the rest of their lives together as husband and wife. They live with Laetitia’s parents and funds are few, but they decided they would save and pay for their own big day.
In January this year, Nicholas started complaining of lower back pain and an ache in his one leg. He’s been building their home and suspected that he pulled a muscle. This was also the doctor’s diagnosis and he went home with pain medication. He was in the process of being registered on Laetitia’s medical aid.
The pain increased and became unbearable and a few weeks ago, Nicholas had difficulty breathing. They rushed him to the ICU at the hospital where Laetitia works as an admin clerk. A CT scan and biopsy were done. The result was devastating - Nicholas had advanced Stage 4 Sarcoma - a very aggressive Spindle Cell Neoplasm Cancer. Both of their families were crushed.
Even worse, the doctor said there was no cure and that Nicholas had two weeks to live.
WedReady and MODE Weddings and Events have teamed up with a list of clients to make Nicholas and Laetitia’s wedding dream come true - this Saturday, 20 March, at 16:30! All of these Angels will come together to host Nicholas and Laetitia’s big day at their home for the bridal couple and 20 of their closest friends and family.
We asked Nicholas and Laetitia a few questions to get to know them better and hear of their love story ahead of Saturday.
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