Thursday, December 29, 2011

NFL Star's Wife Dies of Lung Cancer One Month After Wedding

This story reminds me of Ryan O'Neal and Ali MacGraw's movie, Love Story, but this story is true and the people are African-American.

I discovered this true love story through a friend who shared it on Facebook via Clutch Magazine. LaKeasha Monique Rutledge-Draft and NFL free agent Chris Draft, the couple in a very moving weding video, were married on November 27, 2011, and one month later, December 27, Keasha died from lung cancer. ... As you can see in the wedding video produced by KRJ Productions, members of the bridal party wheeled the bride down the aisle, but she stood, walked, and took her vows sitting next to the groom. Later in the video you'll see her walk arm-in-arm with Chris down the aisle while a friend holds her oxygen tank. She also dances with her husband standing right behind her at the reception, and you can see the medical tube coming from her nose and circling around her cheeks.

Keasha was born in South Carolina and worked as a ... Read more at


msladydeborah said...

You put together a beautiful post on Team Draft.

Vérité Parlant is Nordette Adams said...

Thank you, Deborah. It's such a moving story; I had to find out more.

Anonymous said...

Amazing and inspiring story. Thanks for sharing with us. My thoughts and prayers are with the family and friends of this blessed couple.