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Brain tumour mum sees daughter say “I do”
A bride who was determined her terminally ill mum would see her say “I do” has been in the headlines this week.
Sharing her story in The Mirror Online, Lisa Bennett described how she brought the “intimate and beautiful” ceremony forward so her mum Jacquie Amor could be there on her special day.
Jacquie was diagnosed with three inoperable secondary brain tumours in August 2020. She spent a short period in hospital, before moving into a care home because she was too ill to return home. She has been told she only has a few months to live.
Lisa’s wedding was originally planned for August last year but was delayed due to COVID-19. After receiving the devastating news about her mum, Lisa decided to bring her wedding forward so Jacquie would see her walk down the aisle. Asking for ideas on social media, she was overwhelmed with messages from people and companies offering their services so she could bring the wedding forward and stay on budget.
On 12th March, seven months after Jacquie’s diagnosis, Lisa married her partner Stu Davison. The ceremony took place at East Leeds Cricket Club, located within walking distance from Jacquie’s care home, and the happy couple tied the knot in a garden igloo.
We wish Lisa and Stu all the best for their married life together.
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