Photo: Jessica Leja's Facebook Page
Oncology nurse Jessica Leja's wedding was called off this past spring. Because of this, she had a Stella York wedding gown that had never been worn. Instead of trying to return it or sell it to someone, she went on a mission to gift the $1,800 dress to someone in need.
She wanted to turn the sad situation into something uplifting for someone else, specifically for an engaged cancer patient or survivor. Since posting about the want to do this on social media, she found someone incredibly deserving of the dress. On August 19th, Leja skyped with Toni Roberts, a cancer patient in Tennessee. Roberts has endured six rounds of chemo and a year of Herceptin therapy with two maintenance infusions and one surgery left to go. She has a wedding date set for February 20th, 2019.
Leja's wedding dress will now be in the hands of Roberts. Thankfully a sad situation for one could be turned into a positive situation for another.