Cancer claims woman married at Trident; Family hopes story will inspire others
A Lowcountry woman married last week at Trident Medical Center while there battling stage 4 cancer has passed, but those close to Kizzie Priestly hope her story of faith and strength will be an inspiration.
Priestly was supposed to get married Sunday, October 30 and then honeymoon at Disney World, but her conditioned worsened. Doctors informed her that her cancer had spread to her lungs, breasts and brain. She was told she couldn't travel.
The news did not stop Kizzie and her fiance David Hall from having their special day.
Friend Kristin Power said the community rallied around Kizzie and David. Everything they needed for a wedding was donated by business owners and strangers in the community.
"When we realized we needed to move up the wedding, Trident was a huge support in making that happen. From start to finish this has been a huge community effort. One that has brought so many people from all walks of life together in unity. Kizzie and David have always had the ability to bring people together!" Power said.
According to a Facebook post by David Hall, Kizzie passed away Saturday, "surrounded by family and wrapped in love."
“We are all deeply saddened, but Kizzie’s faith and strength inspired us all and we will continue to lean on faith, family and friends to help David and the children into the future," Powers said in a statement sent on behalf of the family. "Thank you all for sharing this love story which has touched so many.”