Ashley Mercado, taking comfort from a hug while waiting for the ceremony to begin. Oncology patient Aric Mercado, has been battling Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma for about six years, was Married to Ashley Mercado near the nurse’s station in the Penn State Hershey Cancer Institute at the Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center in Hershey on December 31, 2014.