Wish Upon a Wedding has helped their first Florida wish recipients: Eden and Cory Banks. Wish Upon a Wedding is a nationwide organization that helps celebrate the bravery and dedication of couples during their most challenging times together.
Eden Banks was diagnosed with stage 4 breast cancer in 2009 that had metastasized to her liver. During a visit last month, doctors discovered that the cancer had metastasized to the brain. Eden, who lives in Parrish and works in Tampa, underwent 10 full brain radiation treatments immediately and was given a life expectancy of 12-17 months. Her husband Cory has stayed true to his vows and stood by his wife of almost five years every step of the way.
Eden applied to Wish Upon a Wedding to thank Cory for his commitment and bring her family and friends together for one last party. The couple celebrated their vow renewal ceremony on July 17 at the Ritz-Carlton Sarasota. The reception was donated by Roy's Hawaiian Fusion Restaurant and followed the ceremony.
Without the help of local vendors, the couple would not have been able to renew their vows and bring their family together.