We have a sad update share via our reporter Christine O'Donnell:
"It's been nine days since Sandra's wedding wish came true, and I just learned she passed away. It happened at her home surrounded by her family around 4 p.m. yesterday after more than a year battling cancer. She is such a beautiful soul and has a loving family. I'm sending my love their way today. I know they were praying for a miracle."
May she rest in peace.
Read our previous story below:
(FOX11) As the violin plays, 24-year-old Sandra Orellana walks down the aisle smiling to herself. The day she’s been dreaming of has finally come.
It’s the day she marries the love of her life.
Sandra and Andres Rendon, 29, met shortly after she moved to the U.S. from El Salvador back in 2007. They fell in love right away and eventually had two daughters together.
"My nephew loves her a lot. She’s been her princess since the first time [they met]," Andrew’s aunt Gina Espindola said.
Last August, Sandra and Andres were in a terrible car accident. During her surgery doctor’s discovered she had a deadly form of stomach cancer devastating her family.
Through tears, Sandra’s mother Marta Campos says she’s thankful to God that her daughter is able to marry her true love.
After hearing Sandra’s story, St. Joseph Hospital felt a special bond to her and made it their mission to throw her a wedding and reception.
"You see so much desire for life in this family and we wanted to be around to support them in every way we can," said Angela Acevedo, Sandra’s translator and Nurse Navigator from St. Joseph Hospital .
Sandra, though weak from all the treatments declined the wheelchair they brought out so she could walk down the aisle with her father and mother.
Her daughters, Karen, 4, and Rachel, 2, were at her side as she and Andres promised to love each other in sickness and health, until death do they part.
Through her translator Sandra spoke with FOX 11's Christine O’Donnell.
"Being sick is not a reason to stop a dream from coming true. I was able to do this today, proving despite this illness we made my dream come true," Sandra said.
The doctors told her she has only six months to live. She says she’s spending them with the man of her dreams, her children and praying for a miracle.
Sandra is currently on hospice care out of her home. Shortly after the wedding she learned that the Dream Foundation is paying for her honeymoon. She will be spending the next three days at Disneyland with her new husband and their daughters.
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