This amazing Chivette has a story, the Chivers can help write the ending (12 Photos)

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Last night, I was contacted by Nicholas Ablahani. He told a touching story about his fiance, Lindsay Anne, that I think should be shared with the Chivers.

In August 2010 when Lindsay discovered a lump on her right breast, she went strait to the doctor. When tests came back, Lindsay was diagnosed with stage 2 breast cancer. Even worse, tests on her lymph nodes came back positive as well. The cancer was spreading.

Just one week prior to her diagnosis, Nick and Lindsay had booked a trip to Disney World. Her surgery wasn't scheduled for two weeks so Lindsay said they should go anyway. According to Nick, "It was the saddest vacation of our lives."

Because Lindsay was young, she opted to undergo the full battery of treatment. First, Lindsay had a double mastectomy. When that healed, she began punishing rounds of chemotherapy and radiation at Sloan Kettering in NCY. On the brutal chemo treatments Nick said,

"I've never witnessed someone act so strong through all the adverse emotional and physical effects that chemotherapy puts your body through. I often felt so helpless because I wished I could take the pain away for her, but I stood by her side and did the best I could to act as a support system through these hard time. As strong as Lindsay is, the chemo took a toll. But she was determined to give cancer both barrels. And she did. She beat the hell out of it."

As soon as Lindsay began to regain her strength, Nick went to the middle school, where Lindsay works as a history teacher, to surprise her with an engagement ring.

Lindsay and Nick wanted to have the best wedding they could so when Lindsay stumbled on a Facebook called the Fairy Tale Wedding Giveaway, she decided to enter. The winning bride will be flown to LA to be fitted for a designer wedding dress made by Vera Wang. The bridesmaids will all be outfitted in Vera Wang's 'White' collection. The bride will also win a 'dream makeover' from Kim Kardashian's Glam Squad, even a Williams-Sonoma dream kitchen.

Nick and Lindsay entered amongst a field of 3,000 other hopeful couples. Whichever couple had the most people 'Likes' their Facebook page would win.

Nick and Lindsay were shocked last Friday to find out they'd made the top 10 finalists. In fact, because of Lindsay's compelling story, they were in 2nd place overall! But sadly they were 4,400 'Likes' short of winning, and with voting closing tonight at midnight (Wed.), 4,400 Likes is just too high a hill to climb with friends and family on Facebook.

Then, of all things, Nick looked down the shirt he was wearing and remembered he had A LOT of friends :) He emailed theCHIVE.

Chivers, go to Nick and Linday's Facebook page and hammer it sideways. All you have to do is 'Like' the page right here. Let's help turn one of the worst years in Lindsay's life into one of the best years of her life. Lindsay's already made some great comebacks in life, this time the Chivers can help her comeback again in the last minute. If they win, I'll do my best to get photos of her amazing trip and eventually, the wedding itself.

I'll keep you updated here and in the DAR today at the progress. Chivers, you know what to do...

We have until Midnight EST to blow this up, Chivers. Go to Lindsay’s Facebook page and Like it right here!

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  • John

    Most of us have had people close to us battle cancer, I lost my (favorite) aunt to the disease. Let's put a massive smile on Lindsay's face today, Chivers. I'll keep everybody posted to the progress. Great, now go get in there and Like that page like a buncha' of bulls in a china shop.

    • WhiskeyTangoFoxtrot

      Just checked the numbers on FB… Lindsey and Nick 14,683 likes… the next closest….. 8,636….

      Lindsey and Nick, enjoy your wedding… and Chive the fuck on!! Way to go Chivers!!

    • BSS

      Anyone worried about the major disappointed to whoever is #1 now and probably deserves it as much.

      • DoomsDayDub

        A Chivette needs us! CHIVE THE F*CK ON CHIVERS! Hit that damn like button until it begs for mercy….then hit it some more!

        • Reality Check

          Not to be a downer, but there are other contestants who have it worse. One has MS, another is raising a child with neuroblastoma cancer. Anther has four incurable auto-immune disorders!

          I appreciate the love being shown, but too skew a contest like this is shady. Perhaps one of the others couples should be posting their story on 4chan. Just saying…

          • Dick Salad

            It's called taking initiative. You won't get anywhere in the world without it. Sure sometimes you can sit back, take a passive stance, and hope to get lucky. Chances are it won't work out so well no matter how noble your cause. This is the world and how it works there's your "reality" check. If you really want to help somebody else because you feel they deserve it more get off your ass and do something about it.

      • The_Dood

        First place's story:
        Hi, my name is Jacob Mann and I am writing to win this wedding, because I made a promise to the love of my life Jessica that I would give her the wedding that she dreamed of and deserved. We got married September 2009 right before I deployed to Iraq for the 2nd time. The court wedding was not what we wanted, because we did not have very much saved up and we were going through a difficult time dealing with the US Army. Almost everything went wrong. This year will be my third deployment, but this time to Afghanistan. Upon my return from this deployment I would love for my wife to have the wedding she always dreamed of. She is currently pregnant with our first child and once again I can’t be there for her, which breaks my heart. If I could give her this gift, I know it would mean the world to her. I love my wife so very much and would do anything for her. I can’t do anything about the deployments, but I can try to make up for it by making her happy. She has always supported me unconditionally, always has my back, makes me smile, puts up with my PTSD and made me a better person. I could write more but I only have 250 words. Now that she fulfills my biggest wish – our child – I’d like to finally be able to give something back. Thank you for your time.

        It's a tough call, but I think I'm with the Chivers on this one.

        • Riley

          he volunteered for the armed services. Lindsay didn't volunteer for cancer. just sayin'

        • TWON925

          I'm also with the Chivers but sad at the same time that the men and women that do more in a half day than most of us do in a week keeping this country of ours safe cant pay for a wedding while there are 1000's of business execs that fart around all day and make 200k a year…shit is backwards is all im sayin

          • Imagine the..

            Chive on! : )

            – President and CEO

      • nywolf

        Ya i was thinking the same, and after seeing it was also someone who had it hard i considered them both, and I have to say, the underdog (Lindsay, the chivette) had it harder and is still currently only engaged while the other will have a second marriage. I'm sorry but I still think we need to vote for Lindsay.

      • Shyla Gordon-Russell

        Hes military, as am i. Yes we go away for a long time, its really not that bad and i personally find its a bit over played. They don't have huge medical bills, they aren't sick, he just promised her a "dream wedding" so? what's your point? how many guys promise that. Just cause hes military, does not mean they should win. i feel kinnda embarrassed when i see stories where perfectly healthy happy and stable soldiers get treated better then people in medical or financial trouble. We get paid pretty good despite what everyone says. And for future reference, you don't need a tone of money to make a girls dream wedding come true. be creative! Chive on.

        • AsciiAdam

          I am, or was in the Army for 12 years (got out Sept this year) and I agree with you. While I like their story and 3 deployments is hard, Lindsay has it much harder.

        • fact checker

          just want to say thanks for sharing that.

        • Dick Salad

          Yea, I did 8 years in the Marines and I saw this story all the time. Especially if you sign up for the armed forces now. You know what your getting into. My wife and I had a courthouse wedding as well. I did my time. I got out, got a good job, and then gave her the wedding she deserved.

          If you do get sick, the military covers it. Not in Lindsay's case though. The damn insurance companies tried to stick me with a 12k hospital bill last year for a MRI and brain scan my wife got. If I had still been in the military it would of been free. Fought those damn bastards for a year though to get it knocked down to 1,400. Anyways the point is do your service and don't victimize yourself. You and thousands of other have been through it and it's your duty.

    • Josh

      3600 away!

      • Meg

        1200 away now!!

        • nywolf

          negative something away, we just got the top spot :D

    • Irishstephen

      DONE!!! Hoping they win it all – they earned it!!

    • Lowrent75

      Lost my Mom to Cancer at 58. It sucks. Nice work John. Hope you enjoyed your BDay in my beloved NOLA. Thanks for coming and spreading the wealth.

      • Lakeview

        Geaux Tigers and Who Dat!

        • Lowrent75

          Right back at you Lakeview!! FLA in Death Valley…Too bad it is not at night. OH well. don't know if you go to tiger Droppings but some one posted some great wins over the Gators. 2007 is the best.

    • Lew

      Lost one of my favorite Aunts to the disease as well three years ago. To make matters worse her now 6-yr old daughter frequently asks where her mother is.

      I personally don't like Facebook, nor have a page but one will be created in order for me to help Lindsay for sure.

    • RealityCheck

      They are not the only contestants with cancer. There is even one poor lady who has four incurable auto-immune disorders. Lindsay's story is touching, but she has it better than a couple other couples. One chap has MS!

      Skewing a contest is shady.

      • nywolf

        true but besides the top two the rest had no chance, and the top contestant doesn't have any diseases, she just had it hard. Well Lindsay had it hard and had cancer, so she's got my vote. scroll up for more of my reasons…

        • The_Dood

          Those other ones are climbing, especially the new second place slot. I doubt they have a chance against the chivers though…

          • nywolf

            ya but see they all have only gotten about 100 (no more than 150) in the past 2 hours. and the only one close is the one in second was in first place before so it's still the same couple that we beat about an hour ago. the second place has gotten a little less than 150 in 2 hours, so although yes they would have won if we weren't here but they are the only ones we made a difference for.

            • The_Dood

              Go read their comments. The chivers are voting for second place as well! I think that says even more about us chivers that a lot of us went and read more than just this couple's story, then voted per our own feelings.

              • nywolf

                oh don't worry i went and read the stories as well, and i voted for multiple people seeing as it let me like multiple couples. i still agree that they likely won't overtake Lindsay, but hey if we vote for others too it makes them feel a little better as well. i do agree with guesty though on that it disappointed me at how many people were badmouthing the other couples…

                • Guesty

                  thank you. At least you can be honest and say it's f'ed up. Everyone else on here is so far inside each other's asses, they can't see. Thank you for your honesty

                  • akaBobo

                    Yep, I'm happy for the winners, but it is beyond classless to verbally attack the other deserving contestants. Get a grip people.

                  • The_Dood

                    I agree that it's fucked up as well. But honestly, when I saw the negative comments, I just figured it was you.

                    • Guesty

                      No, I do that here, and here only. Wouldn't bad mouth anybody down on their luck. It's your "regular chive brothern", so good for you and your weak ass community

                    • The_Dood

                      Weak ass community that helped a poor little girl in canada's family by raising thousands of dollars in a matter of hours. Yeah we're so weak we can't accomplish fucking anything.

                    • Jen

                      going on and on about it makes it that much less….noble. just sayin, have some humility.

              • Guesty

                No, they did it because you assholes are talking shit to them. Get the chivecock out your mouth

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      • Shyla Gordon-Russell

        Then dont vote, the point is to support a fellow Chiver. Im sure there are people out there who need our help more then that little girl from Canada, but we helped her. Cant make everyones dream come true. But we can make our fellow Chivers and Chivettes dreams come true!

    • Dylan

      this is why I will always love the Chive

      Voted, Posted, Passed along to all I know.

      Chive, Chivers, hell even you trolls – lets do something good today and make a fairy tale ending happen for this awesome couple.

      Pass this story on to EVERYONE you know.

      • Paula_

        You called, my lady? ;)

        Anywaysies: agreed, love the Chive for this kind of thing. Especially if it doesn't disadvantage people who deserve it more. Well done Chive, well done.

    • Tom from Myspace


    • Robert Kisabeth

      And THIS is how you successfully stack the odds in your favor. Got my vote.

    • bryan

      Narrowed to less than 600 votes :)

      • bryan

        and chivers did it, officially in the lead!!

    • Billy

      John, I think you just made 9 other couples hate you.

      • nywolf

        only 1, the others were losing by at least 4.5 thousand likes, some are still in the hundreds….

      • Shyla Gordon-Russell

        Haters gunna hate :D

      • mytwocents

        before John posted this, I had no idea that there was even a contest. If a Chiver is going to take the time to see if his fellow Chivers will help out, where is the fault? Each one of these couples had the same chance.

        • @The_Scofield_

          Exactly. It's not like they broke a rule. He happens to be part of a community that will do things to help people. Fuck the trolls.

    • vwghiavw

      voted – Chive On from Utah – If wedding photography isn't already part of the package ( it probably is) – But if it isn't and we could workout all the details then my wife and I would love to donate our services when Lindsay wins. we own a little photo business in Utah – Sweet Memory Garden. I wasn't sure how to contact Lindsay so maybe you could pass on the info?

    • WoogyMonster

      FB is going to shut down. John, that purdy girl gonna need a few Chive T shirts….Course you already knew that.

    • nywolf

      We just got the top spot!!! :D

    • Tuttified

      They're now winning! Well done all.

      • anonymous

        the cjive nation has your backs Lindsay Anne and Nick, and we're going to make sure you dont get passed up.

    • bryan

      and the chivers did it again, nice job everybody!!

    • Chad

      This is my first reply ever. I love what you guys do. A great/fun site with a social conscience. You've already made them the top vote getter so far. Nice job

    • biggles604

      I'm just finishing my treatment (chemo/radiation) for stage 4, non Hodgkin's lymphoma. It's been a bumpy road, but one thing I have learned along the way is smiling and being positive will carry you through so much, and at the end of the day, you become a better person.
      I've liked their page, I wish them the best :)

      • Lowrent75

        Keep fighting!! Good luck!

    • Guesty

      YEAH CHIVERS!!! you all should absolutely keep posting shit talk on the other contestants as well! Shows your true colors, assholes. YEAH CHIVE! represent!

      • ioj4

        agreed. it's an incredibly dickish thing to do, but i'm not surprised somehow.

    • ????

      as of 3pm est they are winning by over 2000 votes. hell ya chivers.

    • Parkerdub

      Well that was quick.

    • Guest

      John, I think this is great and am very proud of the Chivers for pulling through, but could you PLEASE let the Chivers know that posting "Suck it" comments on the other photos and rooting for Nick and Lindsay on the other photos makes us all look like assholes. We are better than that! Show a little compassion for the other contestants….

      • Guesty

        Nope, you are no better than that. Fucking assholes

        • Really?

          Judging a group by the actions of a few, how very narrow-minded of you.

          • Guesty

            a few? alright pal. And yes, narrow minded I am.

          • 0932

            "a few"? take another. it's the overwhelming majority.

      • Piper

        I agree. I wanted to help Nick and Lindsay but there is no reason to be mean to the other people. And to everyone who is saying this is bad, I'm sure all the couples asked their friends to help like and all that, they might have even used other networks. If you don't agree they should win you can always vote for who you think should win. However, it is totally rude and uncool to say hurtful things to the other couples who will definitely be crushed that they lost. None of them were bad people saying rude things to win. Nick and Lindsay just used a different support system that happens to have tons and tons of followers.

        I think we should still wish the other contestants well and hope they are able to have dream weddings. It is possible to do it on a low budget.

      • patov40

        Besides, it's much more fun to tell douches like Guesty and "Random Characters Guy" to "Suck It". Fuck yourself in the face assholes, and have a nice day! :)

    • TheYeasterBunny

      i lost my grandmother feb 19th 2009. fuck cancer up its stupid ass. this girl is getting the wedding.

    • James

      I wish you and your wife luck, Chive on brother.

    • RicardoBaggins

      Alot of people are going "But what about the others" well that means you read the other stories, so why dont you just lik their "like" too to balance it all out?? each story has it's own individual merits, so why don't we "Like" them all? everyones a winner then :D Chive on form Blackpool, England!!

    • Rusty Nail

      Difference is now 14000, yeah, I think they may just get there.

    • Jawa


  • Sarah

    I Liked it so hard, I almost broke the mouse.

    • douche

      I liked it so hard I busted a nut.

    • Big_Curt

      I liked it so hard that they have the lead now

    • wells11490

      CHIVE keep this at the top of the page all day!! Repost the shit out of it. Lets go chivers

    • Alex

      They have to film the couple reaction when they find out about this.

  • Milo

    #4, #12

    What a beautiful smile. Chivers, let's rock this

    • seewell

      Like it, Go Ducks!

    • TWON925


    • bigade

      She's gorgeous and looking at the votes, it looks in the bag, but don't stop. Chive on from the UK.

    • Guesty

      _"You know, the best part about this couple, is that they are one of the few couples that will exit this contest with their dignity, and know that they did not once stoop as low as to go on someone else's picture and bad mouth them. That other couple should be ashamed of how low, and immature their friends and family are. You are all disgusting, because in the end, the true winner isn't the one who won by providing low blows as they are doing. "_Quoted for greatness

      • Guesty

        From the second place team's profile. Good reppin' Chive!

        • The Grim Reaper

          agreed. the Chivers really ARE the NICEST PEOPLE ON THE INTERNET. douchebags.

  • floscar

    #10 photo bomb!

    • Felcus


  • Irishstephen

    I don't just "like" this, I love it. We love you guys too!! We got this!!! GO CHIVERS!!!

  • float

    still HOT!

    • Irishstephen

      I know right?? She IS hot!!

      • Flicka

        Used to have this girl going through chemo that showed up to our shop with her BF all the time.

        Hairless and all, she was AWESOME.

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  • Emilee

    This is why I love the chive. John, you continue to impress with that big heart of yours. Lindsay, what an amazing person you are. You have my Like.


    • Picard_

      And you have my Bow!

      • Deenz

        And My Ax!

        • Simon Phoenix

          and my SWORD!

          • _nando_

            and my SHIELD!

            • Average Chiver

              and my 2 inch cock!

  • German

    awesome, my like now posted

    • shamshe

      12,197 and counting!

  • StuScottsLeft Eye

    Awesome story…I'm sure theChive community will come through.

  • Pez

    amazing watching the "like" count go up almost in real time…

  • KaylaBeth91

    My brother beat cancer this year. They got my vote.

    • RealityCheck

      They are not the only contestants with ailments. One has four incurable auto-immune disorders!

      • Billy

        We heard you the first time and go vote for that person. Debbie Downer.

      • Simon Phoenix

        Go rinse your mouthout with a loader revolver, dickhead!

  • Riley

    Something tells me the chivers are about to break the Facebook Like button

  • BSS

    Most of us know of someone who has battled cancer. It sucks to no end. Let's bring some joy to this problem. Help a fellow Chiver.

  • Flymolo

    Thanks to The Chive, these 2 are going to win.

  • Erich Backhus

    Ugh, why does that ugly whore Kim Kardashian have o be associated?

    • Riley

      if it gets Lindsay a dream wedding, I don't care if Glenn Beck is involved.

      • Glenn Beck is evil

        That's going a shade far…

        • Catherine Anderson


  • MrMagicFingers

    I bet that with this on the Chive she's going to win this competition without breaking a sweat. Thumbs up for you girl!!!

  • Jared

    Just "liked" it with my personal and company pages…Good Luck!

  • MOAR

    Done and Done. I'll spread the link to other FB friends too. Chive on your chivers!

  • Michel Payette


  • Kim Davidson

    Done! Posted to my wall to get some non chivers (yes they exist) to help out too. GOOD LUCK!!!!

  • LG_

    Beautiful girl and couple inside and out and I am damn sure they are going to win the crap out of that contest! They sure as hell deserve to win this and so much more.

    Stay strong Lindsay!!!!

  • G1880

    Lindsay and Nick you both deserve the best wedding and i have liked on facebook, here's hoping you win.
    I wish you both the very best for the future.
    Do you know what? win or not its great to know that he's got your back and you've got his, if you've got that then whatever life throws at you i'm sure you'll both be ok.


    • The_Dood

      The words of a true Chiver.

  • Burlinator

    Done and done!

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