Yandrick and Kayleigh didn’t have a typical Maltese start to their love story. They didn’t meet at a bar in Paceville. They first saw each other in hospital, at Puttinu Cares’ Rainbow Ward for children and adolescents suffering from cancer. And while the start to their love story is an unconventional one, the rest is as heartwarming as they get.
Both Yandrick and Kayleigh beat cancer, and now, they’ve decided to live life day by day together.
“If this hadn’t happened to us, I don’t think we would’ve met,” said Kayleigh, who is eager to look at the silver lining of her past.
“If this hadn’t happened to us, I don’t think we would’ve met”
The whole three minute video has the young lovers constantly smiling, describing what they like the most about each other. “Of course, looks are the first thing that caught my eye,” Yandrick started, “but then I got to know her great character. She’s always got a smile on her face… she’s always laughing.”
When asked about what they would do if they were to get married, their answer was quite simple. “We would definitely have Rennie as our best man!” Rennie, along with right-hand woman Angele, is the heart behind Puttinu Cares.
The staff of Puttinu Cares. Rennie is the first on the left.
Kayleigh now volunteers at the Rainbow Ward together with her family. Yandrick loves football and plays as a goalkeeper. He explained how it was football that gave him the motivation to fight cancer.
In a beautiful twist of events, Yandrick and Kayleigh have both decided to start studying to become nurses.
“We won’t give up. We’ll just take life day by day and enjoy it as much as we can.”
Tomorrow, Xarabank is hosting a fundraising marathon in aid of Puttinu Cares for Good Friday. Yandrick and Kayleigh’s story is only one of countless others that Puttinu Cares encounters, and many more children and adolescents need your help and donations.