Couple celebrates marriage after 3 years of bride's fatal illness
An Illinois couple is celebrating becoming newlyweds when the bride developed a rare disease that threatened to end her life.
Victoria Kape, 26, opened up about her personal journey in a TikTok video that has since garnered over 2 million views.
Cupay said she had been diagnosed with lupus, an autoimmune disease, in 2016 after experiencing symptoms for two years,
But it wasn't until June 2019 that he said "everything went down."
"My mom brought me to the emergency room because I had a fever but we were just thinking it was just another lupus flare-up," Kape recalled.
It turned out to be unrelated. "I started developing blisters, and that's when doctors diagnosed me with Stevens-Johnson syndrome" She said.
Stevens-Johnson syndrome, or SJS, and toxic epidermal necrolysis are serious diseases.
Where skin tissue begins to die and separate from the body. Toxic epidermal necrolysis, or TEN, is considered a more severe form of SJS.
Symptoms of SJS and TEN may include fever, body aches, other flu-like symptoms, and red or purple rashes that can blister, peel, and turn painful.
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