Updated: May 06, 2021 08:09 AM
Created: May 06, 2021 07:47 AM
(ABC 6 NEWS) - Over the weekend a flash mob proposal happened in Downtown Rochester, but there is much more behind this love story.
Michael Jackson and Molly Giehtbrock met online in 2018 and had their first date at The Tap House.
Their love moved quickly, and just nine months into the relationship they received some unexpected news.
"November, yep, he was he got sick and ended up in the hospital and two weeks in the hospital and they diagnosed him with multiple myeloma which is a form of blood cancer," said Giehtbrock.
Jackson has gone through chemotherapy treatments the past three years and Giehtbrock stayed by his side the entire time.
"At 9 months in the person that you are dating has cancer it is kind of overwhelming to a person, I could understand why a person would wanna leave or just need to. She kind of doubled down and she believed in me so I believed in us and her," said Jackson.
He knew he wanted Giehtbrock to be by his side for a lifetime and his proposal had to be top-notch.
"Life is short and there is a lot of crazy things so why not do something big if you can do it," said Jackson.
He got help from Heidi Wilkins who he met at work and she helped find everything from the dancers to the location.
"I knew the moment that we had our initial conversation that people were going to think it was beautiful," said Wilkins.
Jackson asked Giehtbrock's sister to take her to some local garage sales on Saturday to distract her while he got ready for the big moment.
"I was suspicious of people's behavior because I'm pretty perceptive, but I clearly didn't there was going to be a mob of dancers, that was a surprise," said Giehtbrock.
They met at 4 p.m. sharp, another thing Giehtbrock was suspicious about.
"He's a fashionably late kind of guy, and so to be somewhere at four o clock I was like why? why? this is weird," said Giehtbrock.
Once they met at Peace Plaza the music hit, the dancing started, and Giehtbrock asked Jackson, "What did you do?"
"That song has been really powerful for me, so when it hit I was like okay that song just doesn't play everywhere," said Giehtbrock.
Soon it was time for Jackson to pop the question.
"I was making sure I didn't fall or mess it up," said Jackson.
Giehtbrock said yes and now it's time to plan something even bigger, the wedding.
The couple said they are hoping to get married in the next year or so.
The ring was custom-made by Riddle's Jewelry and they named the ring 'Molly.'
The video of the proposal was shot by Tyler Aug, choreography is by Katie Cook, and was organized by Heidi Wilkins.
The couple wanted to share the news with everyone because it brought them joy and they hope it does the same for others.
Jackson is still going through cancer treatment and if you would like to help during this time you can find more information here.
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