Keeana holds high hopes for future
AS his bride walked down the aisle towards him, Brad Kruger burst into tears.
"I just started bawling. I had to wipe my eyes, blow my nose."
His now wife Keeana was just as emotional.
"You'd be squeezing my hand and I'd go...," Brad reminds Keeana, letting out a big breath.
The pair, both 20, wed on March 27.
Brad's proposal came after Keeana was given only months to live.
Keeana was diagnosed with Hodgkin's lymphoma aged just 16.
The prognosis is dim. But the Krugers are looking to the future.
When asked if she contemplates death, Keeana was frank.
"Physically I feel like crap, mentally I can't see me going anywhere."
Losing Keeana has crossed Brad's mind.
"There's been many times...it'll always pop into my head," he said,clutching his wife's hand.
She admits she's asked her doctor how she'll pass away. But mostly Keeana tries to focus on living.
The couple see a family in their future. And for Brad to return to the apprenticeship he gave up to care for Keeana full time.
The doctors have no more treatments to offer Keeana. She's tried natural alternatives to no avail.
But the Krugers still have hope.
"I think there is a chance of recovery, I believe there is," Keeana said.
She makes a huge effort to stay positive. "It's hard, it's really hard."
An upbeat attitude can be tough to maintain with the pain.
Keeana said the high-dosage medication she's been prescribed only "just" works.