Got Hitched; Made It Legal; Tied the Knot!

You knew that Mathis proposed on my birthday in June, right? What you didn’t know is that we went to the courthouse and got married on Wednesday, July 29th! So easy and stress-free.

My wonderful mother, Ilse, flew up from L.A. and two of Mathis’ buddies, Joe and Steve, were there as witnesses, too. The judge did a beautiful job with the vows.

We followed the 5pm ceremony with a dinner at Jak’s Grill in Issaquah and then: done!

Marriage Certificate at the Courthouse!

Marriage Certificate at the Courthouse!

Without sounding presumptuous, Mathis and I want to stress something:


Donations are preferred to the Virginia Mason Cancer Institute, the Dana-Mathis Guild:

Here is our photo album from the wedding:

More Great News

I had my last chemo treatment on Tuesday, August 4, and we celebrated with the nurses and oncologist. Next steps are scans on August 17th, then surgery, and then radiation for 6 weeks. Almost done – I can see the end. I know I crushed this stupid cancer!

I can’t thank my friends and family enough for being AMAZING. My family has been by my side every step of the way. And my wonderful husband, Mathis, has truly been dedicated to my breast cancer battle 24/7; reducing his travel for work, gently scolding me when I’m overdoing it, and holding me when the nighttime blues hit. Thank you, my love.

“You may kiss the bride”


27 thoughts on “Got Hitched; Made It Legal; Tied the Knot!

  1. Congratulations Dana and Mathis. Love conquers all and this love will conquer this cancer. More powerful than chemo or radiation, the light of love sends light to any illness and pain. I believe that with my whole heart. Love to you both!


  2. Dana and Mathis – the pictures are beautiful and the bride is exquisite in her white outfit. Love the “sensible shoes!” You all looked so happy and why not – it was an important day in your lives. May your marriage be a long and happy life of togetherness and may all your dreams come true. Much love to you both. Ann and Jim


  3. Thank you for sharing your story. I’ve admired you so much and wish you and your family so much joy. I also wish you belly laughs — those kind that make you practically honk with laughter, bend over holding your belly with pure delight and when you stop laughing, you look at each other and start again. Best wishes.


  4. Mazel Tov! To both of you on this wonderful, wonderful occasion. May you have a long, happy, and healthy life together.

    Smiling from ear to ear,

    Sent from my iPad



  5. Dana and of course to your husband (love typing that) Mathis–I’m reading this at work and crying with joy. I am so very happy for both of you and your mother. You are so awesome! AND you are beating that meanie cancer.
    Much love,
    Kathleen and Bill


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