Brady Hunker of Mount Pleasant says he’s not counting down the days until his last; he’s making the most of them. That’s why he wants to marry his longtime girlfriend, Mollie Landman, who has been by his side since Day One.
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High school senior fighting rare cancer proposes to longtime girlfriend

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Brady Hunker of Mount Pleasant says he’s not counting down the days until his last; he’s making the most of them. That’s why he wants to marry his longtime girlfriend, who has been by his side since Day One.

"I can’t pinpoint an exact point, but I just knew she was somebody special that I wanted to keep," he said.

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Hunker and Mollie Landman have been best friends since seventh grade. Now seniors in high school, he asked her to marry him this past weekend.

"We just share that kind of bond that I don’t think you can have without going through something awful with each other. So I think just going through all of this has changed our perspective in life and made us appreciate every single moment we have together," she said.

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At age 15, Hunker was diagnosed with Ewing's sarcoma. He was in remission until it returned last year even stronger.

"We were up one night talking about the things I’d regret in my life if we were to hear the worst news possible, and I’d really only regret not marrying the person who I love more than anybody else in this world," he said.

The couple is now trying to pull off their dream wedding in just three months.

"Why would we wanna wait? We don’t know what the future holds but we want to be in each other's," she said.

A GoFundMe has been established to help Brady and his fiancee afford the wedding of their dreams. Learn more here.

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