'There Were A Few Tears' - Irish Bride With Terminal Cancer Walks Down The Aisle In Dream Wedding
An Irish woman who was diagnosed with incurable cancer has fulfilled her dream of walking down the aisle with her partner.
Lorraine Whyman (33) now lives in the UK and was diagnosed with breast cancer last May.
According to The Manchester Evening News, she had since undergone surgery and months of chemotherapy and radiotherapy but tests have found that the disease has spread to her brain, with doctors warning that she may have only two years left to live.
Boyfriend Jon Callahan (26) decided to proposed in June during a romantic break in Cornwall take her mind off the treatment and it came as a surprise to Whyman, who said “I wasn’t expecting it at all".
"We’d talked about getting married before but he said he didn’t want to wait," she said.
“It’s all happened quite quickly but we didn’t want a long engagement. We just wanted to be married and face whatever comes next together.”
The couple tied the knot in a "really nice, intimate ceremony" in Devon last month and Whyman said that "there was no mention of anyone being ill, it was a normal wedding and that’s what we wanted".
“The wedding meant a lot to me. I wanted everyone to know that’s the person I’m going to spend the rest of my life with. I wouldn’t want anyone to think we’d got married just because I was ill or because my lifespan has an expectancy.
“If there was a cure tomorrow we’d still be married 60 years from now - that’s why we did it. We might have had to push things forward, because we don’t have that time, but we got married because we love each other very much and we’re going to be together no matter what.”
Having lost her mother to the same condition, Whyman is now calling on the public to do their bit to support cancer charities.
“There might not be a cure for me, but I’m determined to recruit others to the fight against this devastating disease.”