Pennsylvania High School Athlete Battling Terminal Cancer Gets Married


Luke Blanock, a Canon McMillian (Canonsburg, Pa.) basketball star who is battling terminal cancer, married his girlfriend Friday night.

“You go from being an outstanding athlete to not being able to walk out of the blue, no indication, just blindsided,” Luke’s grandmother, Rosemary Nikas, told

Blanock suddenly lost feeling in his legs two years ago. Doctors took an aggressive approach with surgery, 14 rounds of chemotherapy, 31 radiation treatments and more chemo, according to WPXI. His cancer had gone into remission last winter, but doctors determined in December that the cancer had returned and was now terminal. A month later, Luke proposed to Natalie Britvich.

The community pulled together the wedding in a month with donations pouring in from the community.

And there wasn’t a dry eye in the house when the two tied the knot.