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

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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  • Southern Discomfort

    Done deal!

  • gdarkcloud

    Done and Done! I hope the two of you have the best wedding possible. Congrats in advance.

  • Rockogre

    Liked! Best of luck to ya.

  • the shocker

    Word is the former second place couple has been in contact with a certain
    late night host. The final 30 minutes of voting should be interesting.

    • Guesty

      hope they smoke em

  • Sk3l3tor

    Things like this are what I look forward to everyday on the chive.

  • Freek Show

    You don't need luck with fellow Chivers on your side! ❤
    God Bless you both Nick and Lindsey!
    Chive on! From Fort Worth, Texas!

  • Jacqueline Feid

    Wow! I'm so proud of theChive followers! When i liked the page this morning it was at a mere 5k, and now it's well over 15k. I "Like" this!

  • Gee 2

    Chive, you guys need to tell other Chivers to go to the actual picture of Lindsay and Nick and not the front of the album. There were some comments left where all the participants were shown that might not be counted towards Lindsay and Nick's total. 🙂

  • Lakeview

    I can't imagine second place couple getting enough votes when those shows air at 9pm or later. We'll see but I think that may be too little too late. I certainly admire couple #2's tenacity.

  • Trevor Wilson

    Done… Man, this site rules.

  • Cheesy Dan

    She should have to put "Chive on" on her dress as a testimony to the support.

  • bubblerider86

    Done and shared so my friends could do it too!! 🙂 This is why i love the Chiver Community….we stick together and it's awesome!

  • Mr Squiggles

    Yea she may have been 4,400 short from winning, but now she's 7,500 ahead! i hope they have an awesome trip!

  • whosmike

    Chive on and live strong…….. Most of us have breast cancer survivors in our families. My dads sister is one. Fought breast cancer twice and won, now she is fighting the cancerous tumors that are spreading through her body and in her brain. My dad visited her a month ago to say his goodbyes, but low and behold, it looks like my aunt is going to beat it again..

  • Jonathan Philbrick

    Done and Done

  • Alex Justesen

    Damn… from 4k down to more then the rest combined lol

  • Canadian Chivette

    I'll mirror the comments about doing something for the military couple, the second place couple. It seems Chivers blew this out of the water. Is there anything we can come up with as a collective to do something nice for them? Lindsay deserves this, for certain, but as an army wife I can attest, so does that army girl!

  • Agent_Chuck

    Liked, good luck and congrats

  • Jason

    I just went over to their page & liked it. The Chivers are all over that mother. Cancer sucks. My dad went two rounds with it & survived. Hang in there, Lindsay. Chive on from Wisconsin!

  • chelsea

    i hope they win, and i wish the top two couples could win. the ones that the have now passed are military, and the guy is on his third deployment, and will miss the birth of his first child. being a marine wife, i know the challenges of being married to the military. i wish both couples the best. and keep on fighting, your beautiful.

  • Dan

    Right now they have double the amount of likes than the second place couple.

  • Simon Phoenix

    He needs to do some Chemo and loose weight!

    Just kidding .. I will forward it on through my email lists!!


  • cliffking

    Awesome!!! They now have almost twice as many votes as second place.
    The Chive really kicks ass!


    Just reviewed the current "likes" and it looks like we just made this couple's dream come true. I would have to say I have never been more proud to be part of a group of people, despite all the trolling, that came together to make this happen. After overcoming cancer myself, I know how much this means to these fellow chivers. Bravo Chive, bravo chivers, and Bravo NICK and LINDSAY, you deserve the wedding of your dreams!

  • Kyle Frank

    Best of luck you two. My wife is a cancer survivor and together we beat the hell out of it and so can you!
    God Bless you both! Chive on!

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