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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  • Paul

    You got my like. You kick ass.

    And War Eagle.

  • CosmoKramerTheAssMan

    Nick and Lindsay, Chive On. You have the biggest support network out there, theChive. We'll hammer the fuck out of that Facebook page. WIN!!

  • Brandi Froggett Wilson

    Lilli's mom here, Chivers Rock so hard it's not even funny!!! I'm gonna post the hell outa this on my Facebook!!! Good luck guys!!!

  • GBomb


  • BelowHeavens

    Done & Done

  • Relic

    Pay It Forward Chivers!

  • Jordan

    LIKE! Congrats for winning your dream wedding.. Just telling you in advance.

  • funkyf

    Damn…I don't have facebook. 😦

  • bisketz

    Got my vote. Chive On!

  • Dan

    Everyone should take the two seconds out of there day to Like that page, Hope you guys win!

  • thejeans

    got my vote… hope you guys win!!

    Keep Calm and F**k Cancer

  • CMFP

    {in John Wayne voice} – "Step aside little Lady. The Chive has got this".

    I 'liked' at 12:30 and was 4291. I just checked again at 12:45 and it was 4993. 700 'likes' in 15 minutes. Holy crap! Behold the power of The Chive. (also the comments on the picture are blowing up with "Chive On!!").

  • Coldzilla

    Dont have facebook but I have many friends that do and Im Im gonna bug every last one of them til they confirm that theyve "liked" 😉

    Stay strong and Chive on!

  • David J Akina

    Awesome! That's about 600 likes in 20 minutes!

  • DeDav

    Done and done! But hmmm… I feel like I could do more. well, looks like it's time to start making more facebooks!

  • icallem

    Well done Chive!!! Good luck to these two. KEEP FIGHTING THE FIGHT

  • Paul

    5,169 at 12:49

  • Josh Mayner

    so im from Oregon and i see that he wears a Oregon shirt!!! Way to represent!!! GO DUCKS!!!!!!

    • thomf

      I 'liked' their page even though he was wearing an Oregon shirt. Fuck cancer! And go Huskies!

  • freshfraser

    It's thinks like this that make me say screw stumbleupon, chivers and chivettes are the best hands down.

  • Paul

    5,224 at 12:50

    • saltygary

      6079 at 1:04 est

  • RealityCheck

    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…

    • CaptainStag

      Yeah I'm feeling slightly awkward about it too. Plus it occurred to me that the people organising the competition might somehow see the Chive's intervention as "cheating" and disqualify them anyway. They're not forced to, obviously, but it could happen.

      • Piper

        But, if you go to the page you can read through all of them and make your OWN choice. I didn't just like before reading. And while others do have it bad as well, you can't help everyone win. In the end, it is a personal choice. I am 25 and have chronic pain that has made a strain on my relationship. I cannot imagine being a year younger, going through cancer, losing both breast, and be able to walk out alive and with the person who started with me. Although the Chive posted, every person can, and has a responsibility, to look at who they want to vote for. Unless you are saying the Chiver's are not smart enough to make their own choices and just act as mindless sheep doing whatever the Chive says. I'm sure I'm not the only one who looked through and thought about who I wanted to vote for.

  • Verbal_Kint

    Of all the awesome stuff on TheCHIVE, this type of stuff is the most awesomest.

    Great way to use your powers for good.
    Cheers, John. Nice work.

    Nick and Lindsay, good luck and CHIVE ON!

    • freshfraser


  • Kathy N Zach Gibson

    this is an amazing story !!! Good luck guys ! your chive family is on its way to save the day!!

  • Tim Brown

    Liked it and put a link to this page on my FB so not only will you get mine, But I'm sure the majority of my F.B. friends'

  • Stan

    The Chive "bump" has given them over 500 likes in the last 7 minutes! Keep going Chivers!!

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