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​Dying Man Marries Love Of His Life After Family And Friends Rally To Donate

​Dying Man Marries Love Of His Life After Family And Friends Rally To Donate

A dying man has married the love of his life in a bucket-list wedding after friends, family and well-wishers donated the entire ceremony.

Myles Harrison, 27, was diagnosed with a brain tumour at the age of 18, but recently his condition worsened and doctors said there was nothing more they could do.

But there was one thing Myles knew he wanted to do as soon as possible on hearing the bad news... and that was to marry the love of his life, Liz.

Myles has been living with his brain tumour for nine years, but was recently told there's nothing more doctors could do for him. Credit: SWNS
Myles has been living with his brain tumour for nine years, but was recently told there's nothing more doctors could do for him. Credit: SWNS
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Spurring him into action, he proposed to Liz, 29, and weeks later was married, thanks to the generosity of friends and even strangers.

Myles said: "We're at the point where unfortunately there's nothing that can be done.

"I've always wanted to marry Liz, ever since we got together I knew she was the one.

So, making it happen, he went down on one knee at North Devon Hospice's bedded unit in Barnstaple, asking Liz to be his fiancée.

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Myles proposed to Liz at his hospice. Credit: SWNS
Myles proposed to Liz at his hospice. Credit: SWNS

After popping the question, nurses at the hospice made the moment more special by bringing in champagne, flowers and strawberries and organising a photoshoot on the balcony to celebrate.

But treatment and managing Myles' complex symptoms took priority and the pair couldn't even think about planning a wedding.

So instead, wedding planner Louise Hedges took it out of their hands.

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The well-wisher who publishes the North Devon Wedding Planner magazine, managed to supply the entire day for the happy couple.

The big day was held at Castle Hill in Filleigh, Devon. Credit: SWNS
The big day was held at Castle Hill in Filleigh, Devon. Credit: SWNS

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She organised a venue, food, drink, hair, make up, transport, photography and even a honeymoon - using her contacts to secure it all for free.

Within just two weeks the wedding was planned and the happy couple tied the knot on August 11th in a stunning ceremony at Castle Hill in Filleigh, Devon, making Myle's dying wish come true.

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Myles said of Louise and his friends and family: "How on earth they managed to sort everything out and do what they did in such a short period of time - they are amazing, amazing people.

"We can't believe what they've done and how much they've improved our lives."

The Devon wedding planner managed to pull the wedding together in two weeks. Credit: SWNS
The Devon wedding planner managed to pull the wedding together in two weeks. Credit: SWNS

Liz said she was overwhelmed by people's generosity.

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She added: "It was a dream day and more, more than we expected."

Friends even managed to get rugby team, Exeter Chiefs, to record special video messages for them, topping it off for the pair who are season ticket holders at the club.

Myles said: "They're the best blokes around, they don't have to do any of this - they're superstars in their own right.

"They don't have to care about us, they don't have to message us or anything like that, but they do."

Liz said: "It is amazing what they have managed to arrange in such a short space of time, and at such a very difficult time for us.

"It is absolutely incredible."

It's amazing what people can do when they rally together.

Featured Image Credit: SWNS

Topics: Real, Real Life

Lauren Bell

A freelance journalist working for Tyla. After graduating with a journalism degree, Lauren started off in real life magazines before moving into the fashion and lifestyle sector at the likes of Mail Online and Sun Online. Contact Tyla: [email protected]