35-year-old Chris Draft married the love of his life, Keasha, in a touching ceremony November 27th in Atlanta. The bride was battling cancer and used a wheelchair to meet the groom down the aisle. But amazingly walked the last few steps, as seen in their wedding video below.
The fairytale came to an end Tuesday as Keasha (Rutledge) Draft lost her battle with cancer. Chris’ longtime friendCarlos Scott–who heads a sports and entertainment PR firm–confirmed to TheYBF.com, and said Chris was friends with many of his clients during his years with the Atlanta Falcons.
Carlos is asking everyone to send prayers to the families as they navigate this difficult time. The couple’s wedding “trailer” is below:
Anaheim native Chris has played for 7 teams during his NFL career which began with the Chicago Bears in 1998. He last played for the Washington Redskins in 2010. And seemed to have dedicated much of his life to giving back to kids, families, service projects, and his own Chris Draft Family Foundation, which empowers families to live healthy lifestyles.
A photo montage created in remembrance of Keasha is above. Our thoughts and prayers are with the families.