Bride 'Dumped By Her Fiancé A Week Before Their Wedding'
An aspiring model with terminal brain cancer claims she was dumped by her fiancé a week before her bucket list wedding via Facebook Messenger.
After moving from York to Australia in 2012 with her family to work as a bar manager and club promoter, Emily Nicholson, 24, was diagnosed with astrocytoma brain cancer in February 2016.
In January the following year, Emily was heartbreakingly told that she only had a year to live. She and her then-boyfriend Jamie Smith, 24, had decided that they would tie the knot while they still had time.
Emily says that she gained five stone in six weeks due to the steroids she was taking to fight the disease.
However, a week before the wedding and the morning of his stag party, Emily claims that Jamie called off the engagement with a message on Facebook - something which he denies.
Heartbroken Emily said: "Jamie messaged me and said he didn't want to be with me and he hadn't loved me for a long time.
"It was horrendous. He made it very clear that he didn't love me. I felt it was because of the way I looked and what had happened.
"Now I don't feel anything about him, he hurt me but there's no point getting upset over it.
"I've just had to be strong about it all."
Emily was diagnosed with Astrocytoma after suffering four seizures.
Her mum Joanne Nicholson, 51, and Emily's full-time carer, said: "We moved to Australia for a better life.
"Emily was doing so well, she had her own house and a good job as a bar manager and she was also picking up work as a model and nightclub host.
"She was vivacious, fun loving and a bit wild. She's always been a ferociously hard worker.
"She was blossoming, she loved life and now it's all gone.
"When she kept having seizures, we just thought it was stress because she was working so hard.
"When we went into the doctor's office and he told us our world just fell apart.
"I look back and think how did we even get home? I remember breaking down crying, Emily looked at me and asked me to help, and there was nothing I could do.
"I had no power and everything was taken out of our hands."
After her diagnosis, Emily and Jamie decided to marry as soon as possible in August 2016, but Emily needed surgery meaning the wedding was postponed until March 2017.
But a week before their wedding, Emily claims she received a message from New Zealander Jamie, a cable layer, telling her he wanted to 'call it a day'.
Emily and her family claim that Jamie still attended his own stag party even though he'd called off the wedding just hours before.
The aspiring model, who had also discussed freezing her eggs so she could later have IVF with Jamie if she recovered, said: "He told me he didn't love me anymore.
"For months he'd been going out with his friends but obviously I couldn't do that.
"We were looking to build our lives together in the time we had left."
Following her diagnosis, the family decided to return back to the UK full-time in July 2017. They are now fundraising via GoFundMe in the hope Emily can access pioneering immunotherapy vaccine which will cost £30,000.
Emily has already defied her life expectancy given to her by doctor's but no one knows how long she'll have left.
Joanne said that despite her initial anger towards the man who broke her daughter's heart, she has now come to terms with his behaviour.
She said: "I was angry at him, but as time has gone on I'm not angry at him anymore.
"He was lovely, he was a really nice lad and it got to the point where she couldn't go out and she was getting bigger.
"When you go through something like this, life is too short to hate anyone - he did his best but I don't blame him, it got too much for him."
In response to the allegations, Jamie Smith said: "It was the other way around, she actually left me, I never left her.
"And, secondly, I never left her for anything to do with her weight gain.
"If that was the case I would have left her months before we split up, because she started putting weight on before that.
"It had nothing to do with that at all."
Emily and Joanne both said Jamie's suggestion she ended things with him was categorically untrue.
You can donate to Emily via GoFundMe here.
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