Erica and Anthony met through a mutual friend about three years ago at a birthday party. Erica was already going through treatments for her stiff person syndrome when they met and thinking their relationship would not move passed friendship, she did not reveal this piece of her life to Anthony. Erica tried to hide the multiple hospital visits and days she didn’t feel strong enough to go on dates, as their friendship started to blossom into more.
Even though Anthony had only known Erica for a short time he knew there was something she was hiding. Through some investigation on his end, he had found out she was in the hospital and showed up to surprise her with flowers. That’s the moment Erica says she knew she was in love with Anthony.
Not only did Anthony figure out where Erica was, he has been committed to learning everything he can about stiff person syndrome and how best to care for Erica.
The couple continues to live up the good days by going to for walks on the beach or dinner dates. Anthony knows what to do when Erica has seizures in public, what medicine she needs and when the medication needs to be taken. Erica calls Anthony her super hero.
Anthony has been Erica’s partner and cheerleader through the whole thing and said, “I won’t let her give up”.
Anthony proposed to Erica on one of their beach walks in the fall. Erica of course said yes! The love this couple has for one another can be heard, seen and felt by everyone that surrounds them.
We are so excited for their upcoming wedding in Chicago this weekend! A special thank you to all of our Wish Granters. This is possible because of your generosity, thank you:
Planner: Debi Lilly of A Perfect Event
Venue: The Kimpton Gray Hotel
Catering: The Kimpton Gray Hotel
Beauty: Christopher Conner
Cake: Toni Patisserie
Ceremony Music: Larry King Orchestra
Entertainment DJ: Fig Weddings
Florist: Debi Lilly of A Perfect Event
Invitations: Stationary Bliss
Linen: Nuage Designs
Officiant: Rev. Jim Rehnberg
Photography: Gerber + Scarpelli Photography
Videography: Fig Weddings