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A Roller Coaster Ride
"Chris and I have been together for going on seven years in May," Terri says. "We intended on getting married. We just haven't had the opportunity."
"We have three beautiful children: Adrianna, Gabrielle and Connor," Chris says. "As soon as we were together, in a very short time, we had challenges, one right after another."
"When Adrianna was almost 2 years old, she was diagnosed with a pediatric cancer known as Neuroblastoma, and it was Stage 4, which is the worst possible stage that it could've been in," Terri explains. "She had it in her skull, her jaw. There was a tumor on her adrenal gland. She had it in her back, in her bone marrow, so she had it literally head to toe."
"With Adrianna having childhood cancer, that was the lowest point of my life," Chris remembers.
"We had to stop thinking about ourselves and the time that we would generally spend together, and we had to focus on our kids," Terri says.
"We invested in a business that ended up failing. We both had to file for unemployment," Chris says, growing tearful. "Very challenging times."
"Everything that we had was falling to pieces. It was extremely stressful," Terri says.
"Adrianna asked me when she was going to get to go to the ball. She was talking about the wedding reception, her having a real princess dress and wearing it, and that really hit my heart," Terri says. "Everything had taken a toll on our family. We had talked about getting married, but our dilemma is the fact that we can't afford it."
"Dr. Phil, I've been keeping something from Terri. I need your help. Will you help me?" Chris asks.