Local Non-Profit Gives Cancer Survivor Marriage Vow Renewal Ceremony


It’s a dream come true for an Arkansas woman, after one of the worst years of her life.

It’s a love story that survived one of the rarest forms of breast cancer there is, and came out even stronger than before.

“Today is something that I’ve been wanting for years,” Amara Scott said.

Getting to this point in their relationship has been a long road for Amara & Robert Scott.

“I feel like this past year we went through some of the hardest times of our life and this is chance to say goodbye to those and move on to better ones,” Amara said.

Amara was diagnosed with triple-negative breast cancer on her 42nd birthday last year. 

She underwent surgery, chemo, and radiation.  Cancer took a toll on them physically, mentally, but also as a couple. 

On Friday the couple decided to celebrate their love for one another.

And after they renewed their vows the couple got to head out on a free stay at the Chancellor hotel in Fayetteville.

Elizabeth Fortune is the President of the Lymphomaniac Society that provided the vow renewals and trip. She said the non- profit provides brief respite trips for cancer survivors and their caregivers, usually two to three nights days around the state.

This actually is the first time the non profit provided a couple with a vow renewal.

But after hearing the Scott’s story, they knew they had to say I do.

Amara said the vow renewal was even more meaningful than their wedding.

“This is actually our wedding…I mean we got a piece of paper the first time it was just a legal certificate and  this is from the heart this is between her and I and God,” Amara said.

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