Rowden and Leizel had been together for years, and had a darling two-year-old daughter together, Zakiah Rowzel. They decided to get married, and even set a wedding date: July 8, 2014. The day also happened to be Rowden’s 30th birthday. The couple busied themselves planning the day on which they would vow to spend the rest of their lives together.
Tragically, with less than six weeks till the big day, Rowden was diagnosed with stage IV liver cancer.
Though heartbroken, the couple refused to let his diagnosis stand in the way of getting married.
Rowden’s condition rapidly deteriorated, and so they pushed up the date of the wedding. On June 10th, in front of emotional family and friends, the two were wed.
Ten hours later, at the age of 29, Rowden passed away.
He is survived by his lovely wife, Leizel May Go, and their daughter, Zakiah. The footage below is their wedding video, and the beauty and love in the room will take your breath away.
C. Dixon likes to read, sing, eat, drink, write, and other verbs. She enjoys cavorting around the country to visit loved ones and experience new places, but especially likes to be at home with her husband, son, and dog.