Terminal cancer patient marries long time love

Terminal cancer patient marries long time love

After battling stage 4 cancer for six months, terminally ill patient Tash Young was told she had weeks to live. Not wanting to waste it, the 25-year-old from Southampton planned a wedding in four days and married boyfriend and long time love Simon Young at her hospital during lockdown.

Tash had a rare spindle cell sarcoma, which unfortunately was not responding to treatment. Simon had been waiting for the right time to propose but after receiving the heartbreaking news, they realised they did not have the luxury of time. Together with the team at Southampton General Hospital, they planned a wedding in just four days.

Their big day was beautifully captured by Sarah Bassett and Emily Ford for the BBC.

Unfortunately, Tash lost her battle with cancer a month after they tied the knot. Her family is raising funds for the Teenage Cancer Trust, and anyone who would like to support may donate here.

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