9. Jayla Cooper and Jose Griggs
What happens when the doctors give you only a couple of weeks left to live, and you still didn’t start chasing your biggest dreams?
When 9-year-old Jayla Cooper was diagnosed with leukemia in a terminal phase, her biggest regret was that she would never get to wear a white dress and go down the aisle. However, her family walked all the needed miles to make that dream come true.
The hardest part about staging a wedding is finding a groom ready to play his role. During her stay at the Children’s Medical Hospital in Dallas, Jayla befriended Jose Griggs, a kid whose battle with leukemia went the other way.
At this point, it needs to be said that the state of Texas allows marriage with parental consent for teenagers older than 14. That’s why the union between Jayla and Jose was merely symbolical.
Uplifting as it is, this story did not have a miraculous continuation. Jayla Cooper lost her battle with leukemia but left with a smile on her face.
10. Zatera and Calvin Spencer
Zatera and Calvin Spencer form the luckiest couple in the history of humanity.
Winning the lottery and enjoying a care-free stroll through life is everyone’s biggest dream. This couple bought a winning ticket three times in just under one month.
Yep, you heard right. Ms. and Mr. Spencer did not settle with winning $1 million in the Virginia Powerball lottery. They kept on playing, and luck smiled back at them again.
A modest sum of $50,000 followed by another million made them confident they can join guys like Bill Gates at the top of the table without doing something revolutionary.
Nevertheless, one should remember all the incredible stories of those who won the lottery in the past and lost the money afterward. “We’re not finished yet.” are the exact words with which the Spencers announced they are not yet ready to give up the habit of picking numbers.
Let’s just hope they don’t spend all their money chasing what most experts consider mathematically impossible to happen.
The next couple was not lucky. Fate had something else in mind for them.
11. Chadil Deffy and Ann Kamsuk
The story of Chadil Deffy and Ann Kamsuk proves one crucial point – life is short, and tragedy can strike at any moment.
Uninformed viewers might take the photo above as something that happens on a constant basis at weddings. The ceremony exhausted the bride, who fainted and had to be brought back to life with a kiss.
Unfortunately, that scenario works only in tales for children. TV producer Chadil Deffy granted his dead girlfriend the wish of getting married, in a funeral ceremony that made everyone cry to the point of dehydration.
Ann died in a car accident when she was just 29 years old. The two knew each other for ten years and had postponed the wedding on countless occasions due to their busy schedules.
This odd couple might prove the point that love is eternal. However, some of the viewers will probably get offended and see it as a manner of desecrating a corpse.
12. Paulo Gabriel da Silva Barros and Katyucia Hoshino
Paulo Gabriel da Silva Barros and Katyucia Hoshino made it to the Guinness Book of World Records as the shortest married couple.
Dwarfism is a condition that typically sends people spiraling down into depression and hating the rest of the normal world. It was not the case here.
The two met on social media and got off on the wrong foot. Paulo used cheap pick-up lines and probably put their similarity too much up front. However, it didn’t take long until love prevailed.
Seeing little people enjoy life so much in this oversized world can make anyone’s day brighter. Although odd in the full sense of the word, this couple shows that it doesn’t matter what others say of think about you. Once you find your other half, all the background noise tunes down.
Paulo and Katyucia are still not sure if they should have a baby. The doctors told the potential mother that her small uterus would label a pregnancy as high risk.
The next odd couple formed without her consent and lasted for 24 years. The details might be too much for you!