A South Jersey groom lost his battle to cancer just two months after tying the knot with his high school sweetheart in their dream wedding.

The first time I read Kevin and Ashley's love story, my heart melted. Ashley overcame her battle with thyroid cancer in 2011. Kevin was diagnosed with Stage 4 stomach and esophageal cancer, which returned in May 2016.

After 11 years together, and fighting the odds, the couple were finally married in February 2017 thanks to a wedding giveaway sponsored by Adelphia Restaurant & Lounge.

Now, it saddens me to write, Kevin Sochanchak lost his battle to cancer this Saturday. Ashley dedicated a beautiful post on Instagram for her late husband:

💔😓🙏🏼 Kevin; my sweet husband, I can't believe this is really happening. I wish it was just a dream and I could hug squeeze you again. I've been trying to find the words to say all day but I'm so numb and so heart broken💔. You gave me what most people search a whole lifetime for. I'm beyond blessed that I've had the opportunity to love someone so deeply. We did the things that those married for 40+ years wouldn't even be able to handle. Pain is transferable but so is strength; you taught me how to be strong. It's bittersweet knowing your pain has ended and that you're in a much better place then where I am right now. All I know is that as long as i hold onto my faith I will get to see you again and squeeze hug you! I loved you then, I love you now, I will love you always for eternity beyond this modern day life. I believe in after life and I know I'll get to see you again- I just know it. Trying to sleep without you by my side is one of the toughest things but I know your sending peace & comfort. I feel your soul still here. Just know that you've impacted so many people in all your walks of life- you're amazing and I'm so proud to be your wife💕 I love you babe- forever & always 😘 Goodnight my sweet angel

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Our hearts go out to the families of Kevin and Ashley. Watch the video clip of their wedding from NBC Philadelphia:

Source: Philly.com | NJ.com