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Sat, Nov 17 2018

Hartley-Denis Wedding,

Cambridge, Ontario, Canada Cambridge, Ontario, Canada

  • About the event

    The event is a wedding between myself and someone who has helped me during the lowest part of my life. It is a celebration of two people who love each other and two families coming together to finally gather outside of a funeral.

    Why should you sponsor?

    My fiance, Chris, and I met during the summer of 2016 at work while I was home from school. He was my friend before anything else, being someone who had lost his father to cancer three years ago. My mother had just been diagnosed with stage 4 thyroid cancer at the beginning of the year, and he was the only person who really understood what I was going through. When we did start dating, Chris wound up being there for my entire family. He was the one who drove from Toronto to Guelph to pick me up after I found out that my mother had passed in December. Even though Chris had enough on his plate, he was always there to help my father if he needed it. And while Chris was there to support me during my time of need, I've stood beside him while he's been in an on-going custody battle for his two children. For everything that he's done for me, it feels like standing behind the man I love to support him is only a drop in the bucket compared to what he's done for me. 

    Having just graduated from my Post-Graduate Certificate in June, and waiting to write my licensing exam, I have been unemployed and unsuccessful in finding work. I am either under qualified, inexperienced, or over-qualified and not given a chance. Chris works full-time, sometimes 12 hour days, and comes home ragged. I often drive from Guelph to Whitby to help his mother who had major surgery done at the end of August, or to Toronto to help out my dad who not only just lost his wife but, recently, his sister as well. Given the fact that my father was recently in an ATV accident and is unable to walk, I find myself in Toronto more than I do at home. And there are often times where Chris drives out after work to give my father a hand as well.

    I couldn't imagine my life without Chris. I was absolutely over the moon when he proposed to me in August. However, with our limited resources, and the fact that we are also taking care of our parents, the wedding of our dreams is out of reach. The both of us envision a day for both of our families to get together and bask in a joyous occasion instead of all the tragedy and gloom that has hung overhead.


    Samantha Hartley

    I am a 23 year old, fresh out of a post-graduate certificate program individual who has been unsuccessful in finding work. I have been taking care of my father, who lost his wife and sister in an eight month time span, as well as my fiance's mother, who had a major surgery this past summer. I have put all of my time and efforts into making sure that our parents are taken care of and, unfortunately, do not have the means to fund the wedding my fiance and I are looking at. 

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  • 51-100 attendees expected


    50% Male Attendees


    50% Female Attendees

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