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Cancer victim renews his love with his wife

Naval Petty Officer 3rd class Colin Thomas and Tessa Thomas renewed their wedding vows at the New Life Church on Friday, Oct. 20, 2017. Colin suffers from stage 4 pancreatic cancer which forced him from the Navy, and prompted the couple to renew their vows with more people in attendance.

Tessa Thomas holds the hands of her husband, Naval Petty Officer 3rd class Colin Thomas, while renewing their wedding vows at the New Life Church on Friday, Oct. 20, 2017. Colin suffers from stage 4 pancreatic cancer which forced him from the Navy and prompted their renewal of vows.


(The Gazette, Nadav Soroker)
Tessa Thomas holds the hands of her husband, Naval Petty Officer 3rd class Colin Thomas, while renewing their wedding vows at the New Life Church on Friday, Oct. 20, 2017. Colin suffers from stage 4 pancreatic cancer which forced him from the Navy and prompted their renewal of vows. (The Gazette, Nadav Soroker)

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Tessa Thomas renews her wedding vows with Naval Petty Officer 3rd class Colin Thomas as his grandfather, Clyde Thomas, officiates at the New Life Church on Friday, Oct. 20, 2017. Colin suffers from stage 4 pancreatic cancer which forced him from the Navy, and prompted the couple to renew their vows.


(The Gazette, Nadav Soroker)
Tessa Thomas renews her wedding vows with Naval Petty Officer 3rd class Colin Thomas as his grandfather, Clyde Thomas, officiates at the New Life Church on Friday, Oct. 20, 2017. Colin suffers from stage 4 pancreatic cancer which forced him from the Navy, and prompted the couple to renew their vows. (The Gazette, Nadav Soroker)

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Naval Petty Officer 3rd class Colin Thomas waits with his grandfather Clyde Dowell and his son Teagan Thomas for his wife Tessa Thomas to come down the aisle at the New Life Church on Friday, Oct. 20, 2017. Colin suffers from stage 4 pancreatic cancer which forced him from the Navy, and prompted the couple to renew their vows with the help of the Wounded Warrior Project.


(The Gazette, Nadav Soroker)
Naval Petty Officer 3rd class Colin Thomas waits with his grandfather Clyde Dowell and his son Teagan Thomas for his wife Tessa Thomas to come down the aisle at the New Life Church on Friday, Oct. 20, 2017. Colin suffers from stage 4 pancreatic cancer which forced him from the Navy, and prompted the couple to renew their vows with the help of the Wounded Warrior Project. (The Gazette, Nadav Soroker)

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Naval Petty Officer 3rd class Colin Thomas and Tessa Thomas pose for pictures with their children, Teagan, left, Shani and Brooklyn after renewing their wedding vows at the New Life Church on Friday, Oct. 20, 2017. Colin suffers from stage 4 pancreatic cancer which forced him from the Navy and prompted the renewal of their vows.


(The Gazette, Nadav Soroker)
Naval Petty Officer 3rd class Colin Thomas and Tessa Thomas pose for pictures with their children, Teagan, left, Shani and Brooklyn after renewing their wedding vows at the New Life Church on Friday, Oct. 20, 2017. Colin suffers from stage 4 pancreatic cancer which forced him from the Navy and prompted the renewal of their vows. (The Gazette, Nadav Soroker)

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Officers stand to raise and arch of sabers as Tessa Thomas, center, and Naval Petty Officer 3rd class Colin Thomas, seated, prepare to leave the altar at the New Life Church on Friday, Oct. 20, 2017. Colin suffers from stage 4 pancreatic cancer which forced him from the Navy, and prompted a renewal of the couple's vows.


(The Gazette, Nadav Soroker)
Officers stand to raise and arch of sabers as Tessa Thomas, center, and Naval Petty Officer 3rd class Colin Thomas, seated, prepare to leave the altar at the New Life Church on Friday, Oct. 20, 2017. Colin suffers from stage 4 pancreatic cancer which forced him from the Navy, and prompted a renewal of the couple's vows. (The Gazette, Nadav Soroker)

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Tessa Thomas kissed her husband, Naval Petty Officer 3rd class Colin Thomas, after renewing their wedding vows at the New Life Church on Friday, Oct. 20, 2017. Colin suffers from stage 4 pancreatic cancer which forced him from the Navy.


(The Gazette, Nadav Soroker)
Tessa Thomas kissed her husband, Naval Petty Officer 3rd class Colin Thomas, after renewing their wedding vows at the New Life Church on Friday, Oct. 20, 2017. Colin suffers from stage 4 pancreatic cancer which forced him from the Navy. (The Gazette, Nadav Soroker)

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Tessa Thomas and Naval Petty Officer 3rd class Colin Thomas kiss before crossed sabres at the end of the ceremony where they renewed their wedding vows at the New Life Church on Friday, Oct. 20, 2017. Colin suffers from stage 4 pancreatic cancer which forced him from the Navy, and prompted the couple to renew their vows with more people in attendance.


(The Gazette, Nadav Soroker)
Tessa Thomas and Naval Petty Officer 3rd class Colin Thomas kiss before crossed sabres at the end of the ceremony where they renewed their wedding vows at the New Life Church on Friday, Oct. 20, 2017. Colin suffers from stage 4 pancreatic cancer which forced him from the Navy, and prompted the couple to renew their vows with more people in attendance. (The Gazette, Nadav Soroker)

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Tessa Thomas and Naval Petty Officer 3rd class Colin Thomas walk down the aisle and under raised swords after renewing their wedding vows at the New Life Church on Friday, Oct. 20, 2017. Colin suffers from stage 4 pancreatic cancer which forced him from the Navy.


(The Gazette, Nadav Soroker)
Tessa Thomas and Naval Petty Officer 3rd class Colin Thomas walk down the aisle and under raised swords after renewing their wedding vows at the New Life Church on Friday, Oct. 20, 2017. Colin suffers from stage 4 pancreatic cancer which forced him from the Navy. (The Gazette, Nadav Soroker)

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Officers raise sabres and release Tessa Thomas and Naval Petty Officer 3rd class Colin Thomas after they finished renewing their wedding vows at the New Life Church on Friday, Oct. 20, 2017. Colin suffers from stage 4 pancreatic cancer which forced him from the Navy.


(The Gazette, Nadav Soroker)
Officers raise sabres and release Tessa Thomas and Naval Petty Officer 3rd class Colin Thomas after they finished renewing their wedding vows at the New Life Church on Friday, Oct. 20, 2017. Colin suffers from stage 4 pancreatic cancer which forced him from the Navy. (The Gazette, Nadav Soroker)

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Tessa Thomas, right, looks back at her husband, Naval Petty Officer 3rd class Colin Thomas, left, as they are given a ride by the Veteran of Foreign Wars and American Legion honor guard after renewing their wedding vows at the New Life Church on Friday, Oct. 20, 2017. Colin suffers from stage 4 pancreatic cancer which forced him from the Navy.


(The Gazette, Nadav Soroker)
Tessa Thomas, right, looks back at her husband, Naval Petty Officer 3rd class Colin Thomas, left, as they are given a ride by the Veteran of Foreign Wars and American Legion honor guard after renewing their wedding vows at the New Life Church on Friday, Oct. 20, 2017. Colin suffers from stage 4 pancreatic cancer which forced him from the Navy. (The Gazette, Nadav Soroker)

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