Woman announces engagement to late partner after his death
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A woman who lost the 'love of her life' unexpectedly has announced her engagement to him after his passing.
Glen Fullam, a well-known footballer from Dublin, died suddenly last month, leaving behind girlfriend Kirsty Forde and their son Cruze.
Tributes poured in for the beloved footballer, who was also a soldier with the Irish Air Corps, and thousands have been raised for his grieving young family.
Shortly after his passing, Kirsty took to Twitter to reveal the devastating news that Glenn had been planning to propose to her.
"Glenn had a ring for me," she told her followers.
"He wanted to wait until he was better and not in hospital anymore to propose.
"Unfortunately he passed before he could give me it himself.
"Not how we wanted but finally engaged to the love of my life."
The bittersweet news struck a chord with Kirsty's followers, who flooded her with condolences.
"I am so incredibly sorry for your loss but just know he will be so proud that you are wearing a token that cements your forever," one woman tweeted.
"I'm so deeply sorry for your loss. He would be so proud of you Kirsty. Beautiful ring and beautiful soul," a second told her.
And a third wrote: "I’m so sorry for the loss of your love. Deepest condolences. What a beautiful ring."
Kirsty's late partner Glenn has been remembered as a 'shining light' in his community following his shocking passing, by friends, family, his football team, and the Irish Defence Forces.
A GoFundMe has been set up by the Blackrock native's Crumlin United Football Club teammates to help support the family he has left behind.
"Those of you who knew Glenn know he always had a smile on his face," the wrote in the fundraiser description.
"Glenn was full of life and was a big part of our club.
"At 26 years old he was taken away from his family and his football family way too soon, Glenn fought with everything to the end with a smile on his face while still making others smile.
"Glenn was part of the Irish Defence Forces and served his country with pride.
"Although we can never take away the pain Glenn leaving has left behind, we hope by setting up this page we can ease some of the pressure for his family."
Already, the fundraiser has surpassed its goal and gathered €28,057 (£24,355) in donations.