The moment a couple finally embraces young love and decides to take it a step further can be a thrilling time. Jenn Carter and Solomon Chau, a beautiful couple, decided to take the plunge, and by December 2014, they were excitedly planning their wedding.
But then, tragedy struck. Chau, a professional chef, discovered he had liver cancer.
After his first surgery, he was told he would recover. Only months later, doctors discovered that the cancer had spread.
Instead of canceling the wedding and succumbing to grief, this amazing couple decided to move up the date of their wedding.
They wanted to experience this beautiful day with each other — not to mention their family and friends.
Their loved ones, eager for the couple to have a beautiful wedding, helped raise $52,000 for the wedding through a GoFundMe account.
The day was perfect.
On April 11, Jenn and Solomon were wed.
They were married for 128 days. Tragically, Chau died on August 17 — the original date they set for their wedding.
After an eight month fight against cancer, Solomon passed away peacefully on August 17, 2015 with his wife Jennifer by his side. He is lovingly remembered by Jenn, his parents, Kim and Son, his mother-in-law Jane, his siblings, Mongkol (Sadie), Thida (A.P.), Thi Hannah, and Mike (Alana), his two nieces Arielle and Claire, and his many friends. Sol will be remembered as the kind, funny, outgoing, athletic person that he was, and for all of the joy he brought to the lives he touched. Sol was a talented chef, an avid MMA fan, and a light in whatever room he entered. Even in the hardest times, Sol’s unwavering optimism has been an inspiration to everyone around him. Special thanks to Sol’s loving family and friends for their unconditional support, the wonderful nurses from Spectrum, and his compassionate medical team, Dr. Whelan and Dr. Jang.
The terrible loss will not overshadow their beautiful love story. This is their wedding video — don’t be surprised if you end up needing a few tissues by the end.
Although their marriage did not last long, their love will live on. May we all be lucky enough to find such a perfect match. Rest in peace, Solomon.