Addison Conely, 17-year-old Chino Hills suffering from a terminal diagnosis of acute myeloid leukemia, lives every day to the fullest and is an inspiration to others.
On Wednesday, she and her boyfriend Sebastian married in San Diego.
Earlier this month, Conley learned that a bone marrow transplant wouldn’t be enough to save her life, but the ever-positive teen has stayed positive and tried her best to do the things she’s always wanted to do.
Amid her health problems, Conely continued to study and was able to attend a special graduation ceremony, three months earlier than usual, at Chino Hills High School.
“It wasn’t important to me for cancer, but seeing a new milestone that I was going through after being able to fight all of this, I had to finish it,” Conely said of high school graduation.
Over the past few weeks, Addison has also gone off-roading, had a Maltipoo puppy and attended a special prom on the beach, all things that were on her bucket list.
Tying the knot with her boyfriend was another must-do for Conely.
She and her parents hope to continue raising awareness for childhood cancer and continue the Conely-started program to give children in hospital with cancer colorful sheets.