Pizzaruso shared the following write-up about Rivera, her story and her dream wedding: Leslie and Daniel began dating in October of last year, having met in a club on campus - a group of students taking a stand against racism.Leslie was diagnosed with Leukemia in April of this year.
The investigation began when police received information from school administrators about "a possible victim of a possible sexual assault," Smith said.a time to think of the happiest thing they can imagine - the anticipation of waiting for it to come true, the actual moment or time that it happens, and the incredible memories it creates- and give their families a chance to focus on something other than doctors, hospitals and needles.To give them a chance to just be truly happy, and make those around them in their support system happy. Leslie, Daniel and their families had time to celebrate, laugh and dance—something that really hadn't been in the plans for the last several months.She was among the top 50 in her class on graduation day."We are devastated to know that Leslie passed away this week," said Sarah Pizzaruso, director of development for Make-A-Wish® Orange County and the Inland Empire.A savings account has been set up at Bank of America, according to Pizzaruso, to help the family pay for funeral arrangements.The week before the wedding, Leslie went to Panache in Costa Mesa, CA for her dress fitting, where David surprised her by showing up to personally help her with her dress decision and plan the details of the day! 21 at Rancho Las Lomas in Silverado (Orange County, CA).
Although rain poured down outside and last minute adjustments were made- David and his team did a PHENOMENAL job turning the location into exactly what Leslie had wished for...
And watching Daniel care for her, assisting her walking, holding her hands during the vows- there is no question these two are meant to be together.
David Tutera actually said it best at the dress fitting.
More photos: Leslie spent the day before the wedding in the hospital getting transfusions. 21 showed the true "power of a wish" as we call it.
Watching Leslie absolutely radiate in front of her guests, greeting people with a smile, staring so lovingly at her new husband as they toasted the crowd - you would have never known the challenges she is going through.
a wedding modeled after the one in the Twilight movie.